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New Research into Tsunami Earthquakes Reveal Causes and Possible Warning Signs
As earthquakes go, tsunami earthquakes are rather weak. They occur in shallow depths in the ocean and are generally small in magnitude. However, these small earthquakes often produce powerful and surprisingly large tsunamis. Even earthquakes measuring as small as 5.6...
Hurricanes with Female Name Result in Higher Death Toll
A new study has found that hurricanes that bear female names are likely to cause three times as many deaths than hurricanes that are given masculine names. Does the World Meteorological Organization have a secret code when it comes to...
Likelihood of Storm Waters Flooding Manhattan Increased 20-Fold
A new study finds that the maximum water levels in New York harbor during storms have raised about two and a half feet since the mid-1800's. This makes the chances of storm surge overtaking the Manhattan seawall over twenty times...
Can Hurricanes Be Weakened by Offshore Wind Turbines?
Hurricanes are one of Mother Nature's most destructive storms that can cause total devastation to the coastal communities of the world. It is the unpredictable and uncontrollable nature of these storms that often causes them to be so deadly, however...
The Strongest Hurricanes to Come
The latter part of the 20th century and the start of the 21st century have seen some of the strongest hurricanes in the history of hurricanes in the Atlantic. A hurricane is the term used for tropical cyclone originating above...
The Effects of Rising Sea Levels on Coastal Populations
Coastal dwellers should be somewhat anxious about the reality of rising sea levels. Recent data suggests that the seas have risen and will continue to rise at a steady pace over the next century. In the past technology...
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