Monthly Archives: August 2011

What is a hundred year rainfall? How often?

The NYTimes graphic shows in pink and red who received greater than the 1% annual chance maximum precipitation for 24 hours.  Those areas receiving less are in yellow tones. Advertisements

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Why Irene will be powerful

The two issues in this storm are 1) rainfall/flooding and 2) wind/tides. The diameter and forward speed of the rain-bands is critical for the first. The track is critical for the second. A New Jersey landfall with forward direction into … Continue reading

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Irene in 3-D inside-out

A whole new generation of 3-D storm imaging is coming to a hurricane landfall near you. From NASA Earth Observatory:   The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite passed directly over Irene as the storm moved westward toward the Dominican Republic from … Continue reading

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Sound Vision schooner to tour Long Island Sound Harbors Looking for HYPOXIA

In the summer, warmer air temperatures warm the surface layer of water. Throughout the year, human activities discharge large quantities of excess nitrogen into the Sound, essentially over fertilizing the Sound. Single celled plants, called phytoplankton or algae, grow rapidly … Continue reading

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