Coastal Storms | Extreme Weather

July 12, 2024

Photos: Beryl makes landfall on Texas coast as Category 1 storm – the Washington Post

Hurricane Beryl headed to Texas after hitting Mexico and leaving a trail of destruction across the eastern Caribbean.

Image above: Beryl makes landfall in Texas: After tearing through the Caribbean and the Yucatan Peninsula, Hurricane Beryl swept ashore over the Gulf Coast of Texas on July 8, 2024. The Category 1 storm had sustained winds of up to 80 miles (129 kilometers) per hour at landfall and brought high gusts and heavy rain to the Houston area (Courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory, public domain).


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A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew conducts overflights along the coast of western Florida following Hurricane Ian Oct. 1, 2022 (by Petty Officer Third Class Riley Perkofsk Courtesy of Coast Guard News CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr).

Washed Away – AARP

As more older Americans move to the coasts, rising seas are wiping out their homes — and retirement dreams…

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation acts as a conveyor belt of ocean water from Florida to Greenland. Along the journey north, water near the surface absorbs greenhouse gases, which sink down as the water cools near Greenland. In this way, the ocean effectively buries the gases deep below the surface (Courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, caption by Ellen T. Gray)

Scientists warn that a crucial ocean current could collapse, altering global weather – the Los Angeles Times

Scientists warn that a crucial ocean current could collapse, altering global weather…The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC, is a system of ocean currents that circulate water in the Atlantic Ocean like a conveyor belt, helping to redistribute heat and regulate global and regional climates. New research, however, warns that the AMOC is weakening under a warming climate, and could potentially suffer a dangerous and abrupt collapse with worldwide consequences…