Telltale Tsunami Sounds Could Buy More Warning Time

2017-04-11T09:10:43+00:00 April 11, 2017|

Buoys operate as today's state-of-the-art tsunami-detection system. Seismic data can tell officials that an underwater earthquake has occurred, but strategically placed floating sensors often give the key warning if the earthquake has created a potentially devastating series of waves. Even so, warnings are often issued only minutes before a tsunami hits—if at all.

Major Storm Events Play Key Role In Biogeochemistry Of Watersheds

2016-02-09T10:49:42+00:00 February 9, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) The paper, published in the journal Ecology, suggests that heavy weather events, though infrequent, cause an inordinate amount of organic material to bypass headwater systems, pushing them downstream into larger rivers, coastal waters, and inland basins. (credit (Doc Searls/ Wikimedia Commons) A new Yale-led study offers a new conceptual framework for [...]