Event extended (time). Rip Currents Statement from 4/11/2017 7:37 PM to 4/13/2017 8:00 PM EDT for Broward County, Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade County. More information.
Climate Change Facts: These Time-lapse Videos Show The Real Results Of Global Warming
(It can be hard to see the results of climate change right in your backyard depending on where you live. You most likely experience it in the form of extreme weather events like unusually cold or warm days, a flood or a large snow storm.
But it’s taking a bigger toll on the Earth than you may realize. Sea ice levels in the Arctic hit record low winter levels in March and Antarctica reached record high temperatures. In additional to temperature measurements, photos and videos can help make climate change seem more real. The Extreme Ice Survey program, part of the Earth Vision Institute, helps do this clearly by visually documenting different places around the world where climate change is hitting hard.)
Today’s hurricanes kill way fewer Americans, and NOAA’s satellites are the reason why
(More folks than ever live in cyclone-territory, but less are dying- A crucial difference in modern storm forecasting is NOAAs fleet of sophisticated weather satellites. With such advanced storm-tracking systems, it might seem obvious to expect that hurricanes kill less Americans than they did decades ago, but “It’s not an easy number to estimate,” says Franklin. After all, hurricanes are still deadly, and every storm is different. But evidence does exist. In a 2007 study published in Natural Hazards Review, scientists demonstrated that improved storm forecasting prevented up to 90 percent of deaths that would have occurred should satellite-less, error-prone technology still have been used to predict hurricanes.)
(Severe storm systems leave more in their wake than death and destruction — including insurance claims. And they’re piling up.
Strings of destructive storms in the U.S. throughout March are expected to cost the insurance industry more than $2 billion, according to a report from Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance branch of London-based Aon.)
(Meteorologists have long struggled to forecast storms and flooding at the level of streets and neighborhoods, but they may soon make headway thanks to the spread of mobile-phone networks.
This strategy relies on the physics of how water scatters and absorbs microwaves. In 2006, researchers demonstrated that they could estimate how much precipitation was falling in an area by comparing changes in the signal strength between communication towers1. Accessing the commercial signals of mobile-phone companies was a major stumbling block for researchers, however, and the field progressed slowly. That is changing now, enabling experiments across Europe and Africa.)
New event. Red Flag Warning from 4/11/2017 12:05 PM to 8:00 PM EDT for Hendry County, Collier County. More information.
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