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Global warming is making hurricanes stronger – EarthSky

Hurricane Dorian on September 3, 2019. It was the 4th named storm, 2nd hurricane and 1st Category 5 hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. It’s also the 4th-strongest Atlantic hurricane (as measured by 1-minute sustained wind speeds) since reliable…

Miami Herald Botches Encouraging NOAA Hurricane Study

Among the top Google News search results this morning for “climate change,” the Miami Herald published an article asserting a new study shows global warming is causing more Atlantic hurricanes. In reality, the new study shows there is a declining…

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The strongest, most dangerous hurricanes are now far more likely because of climate change, study shows – Washington Post

Damage from 2018’s Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. May 18 at 3:00 PM A new study provides observational evidence that the…

FSU researcher detects unknown submarine landslides in Gulf of Mexico

(Florida State University) A Florida State University researcher has used new detection methods to identify 85 previously unknown submarine landslides that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico between 2008 and 2015, leading to questions about the stability of oil rigs and other structures, such as pipelines built in the region.

April 2020 temperatures very high

Temperatures in April 2020 were very high. The image below shows very high temperature anomalies over the Arctic. The image below shows that the April ocean temperature anomaly in the Gulf of Mexico in 2020 was 1.71°C or 3.08°F higher…

Future global warming arriving earlier than expected, study finds – Lewiston Morning Tribune

Climate scientists have previously warned that a lethal combination of heat and humidity will make currently inhabited parts of the planet uninhabitable for months at a time in the decades to come. New research finds that future is now. The…

FSU researchers study Gulf of Mexico in international collaboration

(Florida State University) Florida State University and partner universities investigated current baseline conditions in the southern Gulf to create a series of maps and guides that detail the distribution of carbon, nitrogen and the carbon-14 isotope.

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Decoding the skies: The impact of water vapor on afternoon rainfall

On days when wind blows in little atmospheric moisture, afternoon rainfall is more likely to occur over wetter soils or higher relative humidity. On days when wind introduces lots of atmospheric moisture, afternoon rainfall is more likely over drier soils or lower relative humidity. The team also found that for both conditions, afternoon rainfall occurrence is more likely with warmer morning soil or air temperature.

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Decoding the skies: The impact of water vapor on afternoon rainfall

On days when wind blows in little atmospheric moisture, afternoon rainfall is more likely to occur over wetter soils or higher relative humidity. On days when wind introduces lots of atmospheric moisture, afternoon rainfall is more likely over drier soils or lower relative humidity. The team also found that for both conditions, afternoon rainfall occurrence is more likely with warmer morning soil or air temperature.