Andrew, Charlie, Frances and Sandy. These are the names of famously destructive hurricanes in the United States that have occurred over the years, and new research may be able to better predict how such storms intensify, leading to improved warning systems.
There is a reason that hurricanes Sandy, Irene and Katrina are in the history books as some of the most deadly and destructive: they are named after women. According to new research from the University of Illinois, hurricanes with feminine names are likely to be more deadly than their masculine counterparts, apparently because female-named storms are perceived as less threatening.
The most powerful May-season hurricane the world has seen since 1951, named Amanda, has finally died down to a tropical storm, but not before rallying on Tuesday to the surprise of experts. Images from NASA might help scientists better understand these powerful storms.
A new study shows that powerful hurricanes have been migrating towards the north and south poles, now where they are most dangerous.
Researchers at Colorado State University are predicting a below-average hurricane season for the Atlantic basin in 2014.