Natural Hazard (Page 2)
Alert as jellyfish invade beachesNew Zealand Herald | 09 Jan 2013
Several Auckland beaches have been invaded by microscopic jellyfish, and parents are being warned that children are in danger of being stung.
Environmental degradation increases the disaster risk worldwideehs.unu.edu | 16 Oct 2012
The WorldRiskIndex reveals global hotspots for disaster risk in Oceania, Southeast Asia, the southern Sahel and especially in Central America and the Caribbean. In these places a very high threat of natural disasters and climate change meets very vulnerable communities
Hurricane Isaac and the Value of Coastal WetlandsThe Ocean Foundation | 17 Sep 2012
During the tropical cyclone season, it is natural that discussion about the potential harm to human communities dominates the media, official announcements, and community meeting places. Those of us who work in ocean conservation also think about fishing gear losses and new debris fields following storm surge in coastal areas.
'Pop-up' idea in cause of tsunamiBBC | 24 Aug 2012
Researchers propose a mechanism that may cause the largest tsunami - a "popping up" of wedges of sediment, even from comparatively small earthquakes.
Asia faces biggest disaster riskBBC | 15 Aug 2012
Emerging economies in Asia, including India and the Philippines, face the greatest financial risk from natural disaster, analysis suggests.
UK tsunami threat to be assessed in £2.3 million research projectEurekAlert | 18 Jul 2012
The threat posed to the United Kingdom by tsunamis that are triggered by colossal -- but extremely rare -- underwater landslides will be assessed in a National Oceanography Centre-led research project that has won £2.3 million in funding from the Natural Environment Research Council.
Partnership installs new ocean observation sensor to benefit abalone industryfishupdate.com | 02 Jul 2012
A new network of water sensors in Monterey Bay, off California, USA,' is now aiding the abalone industry by monitoring water quality for harmful algal blooms and other potential hazards, helping to keep the valuable shellfish safe to eat while increasing knowledge of the bay?s environment.
Fielding Brown TidesWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 26 Jun 2012
Scientist/shortstop Louie Wurch peers into the molecular workings of brown tides
NOAA expects 4 to 8 Atlantic hurricanes in 2012Reuters | 24 May 2012
MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) - The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season will be "near normal" with nine to 15 tropical storms and four to eight of those will strengthen into hurricanes, the U.S. government weather agency predicted on Thursday.
NOAA's Inundation Analysis Tool Places Flood Data at Planners' FingertipsNOAA's National Ocean Service | 21 May 2012
NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) will launch an innovative new tool for coastal resource managers this week at the Association of State Floodplain Managers' annual conference in San Antonio. Called the Inundation Analysis Tool, the web-based application employs data collected at NOAA tide gauge stations to provide statistical summaries of the historical frequency and duration of observed high waters.
70 percent of beaches eroding on Hawaiian islands Kauai, Oahu, and MauiEurekAlert | 09 May 2012
(University of Hawaii ? SOEST) An assessment of coastal change over the past century has found 70 percent of beaches on the islands of Kaua?i, O?ahu, and Maui are undergoing long-term erosion, according to a US Geological Survey and University of Hawai'i report released today.
GPS on commercial ships could improve tsunami warningsEurekAlert | 09 May 2012
(University of Hawaii ? SOEST) Commercial ships travel across most of the globe and could provide better warnings for potentially deadly tsunamis. Scientists were able to detect and measure the properties of the tsunami generated by the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Maule, Chile (February 2010), even though, out in the open ocean, the wave was only about 4 inches high.