Hurricane Sandy - Full Coverage of a Frankenstorm

The 10th hurricane of the season, Hurricane Sandy is being called a Frankenstorm as it creeps up the East Coast. Take a look at our complete coverage of the storm and basic science explainers.
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Why Hasn’t A Major Hurricane Hit the U.S. in 9 Years?
U.S. hurricane tracks map
December 10th, 2014
Scientists don't know exactly what's behind the recent lull in major hurricane landfalls in the U.S.
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Thanks, El Niño! 'Below-Normal' Hurricane Season Predicted
Hurricane Humberto
May 22nd, 2014
An expected El Niño could mean below-average Atlantic hurricane activity this year.
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One Year After Sandy, Depression Drops But Anger Rises, Poll Finds
hurricane prediction, NWS, national weather service funding
November 15th, 2013
One year after Hurricane Sandy, the psychological impact of the storm may be lessening for some, results from a new poll suggest.
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2 Years On: Sandy Inspires Storm of Climate Research
As Hurricane Sandy churned up the coast, it sent waves crashing ashore near the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y.
October 29th, 2014
The frankenstorm has spurred an unprecedented amount of research to tackle the questions about the role climate change may have played in worsening the storm, how global warming might affect similar storms, and why Sandy caused so much damage.
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Hurricane Sandy's Rainfall Decoded Via CrowdSourcing
hurricane prediction, NWS, national weather service funding
March 11th, 2014
The storm smash-up that morphed Hurricane Sandy into a hybrid weather monster left a chemical trail that scientists have decoded with the help of crowdsourced water samples.
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Flickr Posts Tracked Hurricane Sandy's Landfall
Hurricane Sandy Brooklyn
November 5th, 2013
Social-media sharing of photos of Hurricane Sandy on the website Flickr track precisely with the time the storm made landfall in New Jersey in October 2012, new research finds. The storm joins other phenomena that can be tracked with social media.
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5 Things Hurricane Sandy Changed for Good
Hurricane Sandy Debris Breezy Point
October 29th, 2013
Some people and places may never be the same since Superstorm Sandy. Here are five ways Hurricane Sandy totally changed the East Coast.
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After Sandy, New York Plans to Rebuild by Blue-Green Design (Op-Ed)
Rebuilding plans for Lower Manhattan, Sandy, hurricane
June 20th, 2014
When Hurricane Sandy struck New York in 2012, it was a brutal wake up call for the Big Apple that should have also been heard by the citizens of every other coastal city and those responsible for ensuring their safety.
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Hurricane Sandy Exposes Jersey's Marsh Mistakes
Before and after: Mantoloking, New Jersey
October 31st, 2013
Hurricane Sandy's powerful storm tide flooded 70 percent of New Jersey's historic submerged marshes. Now, geologists are plumbing for past storm records.
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