Larger differences between the Earth's surface temperature at night and day increase the risk of severe thunderstorms and flood-causing cloud bursts.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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To investigate the link between thunderstorms and ER visits, researchers analyzed lots of data from the National Weather Service and Medicare.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~4 min
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Giant balloons that beam the internet from the stratosphere reveal a new insight into gravity waves. The research could improve weather forecasts.
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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Machine learning could improve forecasts for hurricanes. The method could help save lives by giving people earlier warnings about severe storms.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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A thunderstorm in Argentina a few years ago included what scientists now call "gargantuan hail," hailstones measuring between 7.4 and 9.3 inches across.
April 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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As the climate warms, the Gulf Coast will become even more susceptible to extreme storm surges, research finds. That's especially true for New Orleans.
Feb. 12, 2020 • ~5 min
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Monitoring bridges during hurricanes will give researchers real-time information about the effects of waves and rising water.
Oct. 1, 2019 • ~1 min
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An OB-GYN addresses a common myth, that barometric pressure during a hurricane causes early labor, and shares how pregnant women should prepare for big storms.
Sept. 6, 2019 • ~5 min
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