Researchers create first model for hurricane hazard assessment that is both open source and capable of accounting for climate change.
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Chia-Ying Lee, a scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, studies the structure and intensity evolution of tropical cyclones and how these are influenced by climate change.
New line of information could help predict the storms’ future strength under climate change.
They’re rare but can be dangerous, as demonstrated by Medicane Numa’s destruction in Greece last week.
Natural disaster reconstruction will not be easy, but our greatest assets in the rebuilding efforts are our communities and our common values.
First responders have learned how to reduce the death toll from natural disasters, but America’s long-term response and approach to reconstruction suffers from uncertainty, bureaucracy and inadequate resources of every kind. Until we understand that disaster reconstruction is not part of emergency response, it will remain a disaster.
In October 2012, Sandy devastated large swaths of the city with floods and fire. How well have we recovered? And will we be ready for the next big storm?
If a serious cyclone were to strike Mumbai, the results could be catastrophic, says a study underway at Columbia.
The federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was far too slow and small to deal with the massive scale of the disaster, but the future potential for Puerto Rico could be achieved by constructing a more resilient, storm-resistant built environment.
New York’s lessons from Hurricane Sandy can help in the wake of Harvey and Irma.