Climate warming to boost major hurricanes in active Atlantic seasons

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New NOAA research that looks at the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season projects that if similar weather conditions occur in the future, it’s likely that the number of major hurricanes (category 3 and higher) would increase by two in a similar active year at the end of century. This increase would be driven by predicted … Continue reading Climate warming to boost major hurricanes in active Atlantic seasons

New model projects an increase in dust storms in the US

By Pooja Makhijani for the Office of Communications Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak havoc in the U.S.? A new statistical model developed by researchers at Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) … Continue reading New model projects an increase in dust storms in the US

Outlook for subtropical rainfall under climate change not so gloomy (Nature Climate Change)

By Diana Udel, University of Miami Terrestrial rainfall in the subtropics — including the southeastern United States — may not decline in response to increased greenhouse gases as much as it could over oceans, according to a study from Princeton University and the University of Miami (UM). The study challenges previous projections of how dry … Continue reading Outlook for subtropical rainfall under climate change not so gloomy (Nature Climate Change)