From the atmospheric disturbances that generate them to the insurance market that helps in their aftermath, there is much to understand about hurricanes. Florida State University faculty are world leaders in the study of these destructive storms and solutions for mitigating their impacts.
El Niño and record warm ocean temperatures: FSU climatologist offers insight on what they mean for hurricanes
Published: | 12:52 PM
Record-breaking high temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean combined with El Niño spell uncertainty for the Atlantic hurricane season. El Niño, known to reduce hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin, developed early this summer. With the conflicting factors of El Nino in the Pacific leading to fewer hurricanes and warm Atlantic […]
Published: | 3:38 PM
Years after Hurricane Michael devastated Florida's Gulf Coast, residents of that area are still struggling to overcome the trauma of the Category 5 storm. In a recent study, FSU researchers found that trauma and a host of psychosocial and physical challenges caused by Hurricane Michael are disproportionately affecting the region’s […]
Published: | 2:37 PM
Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program’s (EMHS) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) team has completed its urban search and rescue work following Hurricane Ian. The team, housed in FSU’s Center for Disaster Risk Policy (CDRP), deployed to Orlando a day before Ian made landfall in Florida on Sept. […]