Hurricanes

Find out everything there is to know about hurricanes and stay updated on the latest news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and pictures of hurricanes at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these natural disasters as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about hurricanes.
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'Nature's Fury': NYC Exhibit Explores Science of Natural Disasters
Erupting volcano
November 13th, 2014
From the eruption that buried Pompeii in A.D. 79 to the superstorm that shut down New York City in 2012, natural disasters are an unavoidable part of life on Earth. Once thought to be the wrath of the gods, these formidable events now have widely accepted
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The $9.7 Trillion Problem: Cyclones and Climate Change
Hurricane Sandy Debris Breezy Point
October 10th, 2014
Cyclones have been quietly costing the world for decades, costs that could grow due to climate change.
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Nature's Fury: Gripping Images of Natural Disasters
Campo tornado (Oklahoma, 2010)
November 13th, 2014
From earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to hurricanes, natural disasters reveal the fearsome power of Mother Nature. Scientists are studying these phenomena to better understand them and find better ways to predict and prepare for them.
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NASA Drone Captures Amazing Footage of Hurricane's Eye (Video)
drone's view of hurricane
October 1st, 2014
In September, when Hurricane Edouard was churning out over the Atlantic Ocean, NASA dispatched its Global Hawk drones to fly directly over the eye of the storm.
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'Coyote' Drone Launches Straight into Hurricane Edouard
Coyote drone.
September 17th, 2014
One U.S. government agency is taking the drone craze to a whole new level. NOAA just launched a drone directly into a hurricane.
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Pacific Storm Julio Unleashes Powerful 'Dark Lightning' Flash
Hurrianes Iselle and Julio on Aug. 6
August 8th, 2014
Before the Hawaii-bound storm Julio strengthened into a hurricane, a NASA satellite spotted a high-energy flash of "dark lightning" coming from the swirling clouds.
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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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