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Next season's hurricanes

In an article titled “Next Season’s Hurricanes” published in the Feb. 7 issue of the journal Science, a University of Iowa researcher and his colleague suggest that weather forecasts can and should be made more consumer-friendly. Story

Typhoon Haiyan highlights disaster relief logistics

U.S. marines help victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan’s trail of destruction in the Philippines last weekend is drawing attention to the difficulty of providing relief services in a place where roads, ports, and airports are all but destroyed. A UI researcher works to find more efficient methods for governments, agencies, NGOs, and businesses to transport relief supplies to disaster areas. Story

UI researcher predicts more intense North Atlantic tropical storms

satellite image of Hurricane Sandy

A study published in the prestigious Journal of Climate, the official publication of the American Meteorological Society, finds that tropical storms that make their way into the North Atlantic, and possibly strike the East Coast of the United States, likely will become more intense during the rest of this century. Story

Disasters in the 21st Century

Image of a disaster scene

How do you recover from a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, which is estimated to have caused billions of dollars in economic losses, as well as emotional damages from the rising death toll? An upcoming UI workshop will examine several recent worldwide disasters in an attempt to answer that question. Story

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