Like everyone else, my heart aches for the victims of the duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri this week. In fact, I write this piece with the hope that future incidents like this can be prevented. According to news reports, there were 13 fatalities (and counting) and several injured riders…
In a few weeks, many colleges and university students will return to school. A few days ago at breakfast, a nice cashier in Athens, Georgia asked if I was a professor at the University of Georgia. I said yes. The next question was "what do you teach?" and what we do in the summer.
This week a colleague sent me a private message saying that she was going to block a person on Twitter because he was being rather uncivil in his approach to her. It is unfortunate because I have noticed that some people are particularly aggressive towards my female counterparts on social media…
A new statement released this week by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), one of the leading weather-related professional organizations in the world, suggests that prior planning can also prevent weather-related injuries or fatalities at outdoor venues and public gatherings.
Mount Kilauea has been putting on a spectacular but dangerous show. There are so many fascinating vulcanology, geology, oceanography, and meteorological lessons that an entire book could have been written by now.
Most experts adjusted their projections for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season because one of the primary formation regions has exhibited cooler than normal sea surface temperatures.
According to the NOAA Hurricane Research Division website, a super-typhoon is a "term utilized by the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center for typhoons that reach maximum sustained 1-minute surface winds of at least 65 m/s (130 kt, 150 mph).
A study published in the American Geophysical Union journal, Geophysical Research Letters, examined 12 years of global lightning stroke data (2005 to 2016) from the World Wide Lightning Location Network.
The Impact of Rain-Free Day Evolution on Fire Frequency and Magnitude in Southern Appalachia
While the Atlantic basin remains quiet, the eastern Pacific basin is already up to the the "E" storm, Emilia, and another potentially developing storm right on its heels.