Tag Archives: Hurricanes

Mystic Seaport, Scavaging Ship’s Timbers From Hurricanes & Happenstance

In 2009, we posted about how thousands of trees downed by Hurricane Ike in Galveston, TX proved to be a literal and figurative windfall for Mystic Seaport in rebuilding the historic whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan.  Of the 40,000 trees … Continue reading

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Underwater Gliders Gather Data to Help Predict Hurricanes

Robots are being increasingly being used to gather data at sea.  Here is a fascinating undersea glider design in use by the Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (COOL) at Rutgers University, which uses gravity and buoyancy for propulsion, allowing to it remain at … Continue reading

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Submarines to do Battle with Typhoons?

This sounds completely nuts.  It might possibly work but there is the question of scale to be addressed.  Hurricanes, or typhoons in the Pacific,  need warm water to provide energy to the storm. The idea is to built a fleet of submarines to … Continue reading

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