Navigation Links
Paleotempestology and 2011's Hurricane Irene
Date:11/27/2013

Boulder, Colorado, USA A new study published in the December issue of GSA Today examines the geological legacy of Hurricane Irene, not only in terms of its impact on current coastal conditions but also in what it can tell geoscientists about the past. Hurricane Irene made landfall in Onslow Bay, North Carolina, USA, on 27 August 2011, at which time it had been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane after hitting the Bahamas at Category 3 strength.

In their GSA Today article, geoscientists Scott P. Hippensteel, Matthew D. Eastin, and William J. Garcia of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte call for a better understanding of the long-term record of storm frequency and impact, not only because of the increase in the strength of storms hitting coastal areas but also because of the high population density in vulnerable areas along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast.

Those who study the paleo-storm record explain that gaining understanding of past events provides the context for future coastal vulnerability. Hippensteel and colleagues apply evidence of what they call the "lack of a definitive signature" from Hurricane Irene to a 1500-year paleostorm record at Onslow Bay. They write that fewer hurricanes could be found in the fossil and sedimentary records (through bioturbation or foraminiferal dissolution) than had actually made landfall there.

The authors infer that the lack of storm records in the marsh sediments from Onslow Bay means that only hurricane strikes of higher magnitude can provide proxies for understanding the paleostorm record, because only the most robust storm deposits are archived. The lack of definitive signs of Hurricane Irene in the area raises their concerns about the current understanding of hurricane deposition and preservation.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Studies of Desoto canyon and shelf in Gulf of Mexico uncover upwelling during Hurricane Isaac
2. USAs ancient hurricane belt and the US-Canada equator
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Paleotempestology and 2011's Hurricane Irene
(Date:8/20/2015)... Calif. , Aug. 20, 2015 ... on consumers that are active and healthy. However, ... in the hospital environment to help improve diagnostic ... a video from the Wearable Technologies Conference ... discussed new applications for wearables in healthcare.    ...
(Date:8/18/2015)... N.J. , Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... a key contributor to the Submission Content ... by IRISS, a non-profit forum. Dedicated to the ... provides a neutral platform for industry, vendors, ... share information and work towards a standard ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... 12, 2015 As the digital ... innovation and advanced biometrics technology is accelerating beyond expectations.  ... rely on using their credit cards, the digital currency, ... for payment services led by companies in the space ... Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 2Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 3Navitas, a Key Contributor in IRISS Forum Webinar 2Navitas, a Key Contributor in IRISS Forum Webinar 3Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 2Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 3Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 4Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 5Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 6
... -- In plants, the growth of organs such as ... meristems. These reservoir-like compartments hold stem cells, which have ... At Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), ... to obtain insights about how plants regulate their growth. ...
... Entomological Society of America (ESA) is proud to ... Travel Grants. These travel grants, which will help ... Meeting in Austin this November are funded ... on Plant-Associated Insects and Nematodes. The grants were ...
... of a growling tiger, but trumpet and growl before retreating ... have found. The work, published Sept. 11 in the journal ... crops from marauding elephants and save the lives of both ... more scared of tigers than of leopards," said Vivek Thuppil, ...
Cached Biology News:In odd-looking mutant, clues about how maize plants control stem cell number 2Entomological Society of America names winners of 2013 student travel grants 2Entomological Society of America names winners of 2013 student travel grants 3Entomological Society of America names winners of 2013 student travel grants 4Entomological Society of America names winners of 2013 student travel grants 5Entomological Society of America names winners of 2013 student travel grants 6Entomological Society of America names winners of 2013 student travel grants 7Entomological Society of America names winners of 2013 student travel grants 8Crop-raiding elephants flee tiger growls 2
(Date:9/3/2015)... DIEGO , Sept. 3, 2015  StemProtein ... and a recent spinout of Stemedica Cell Technologies ... H. Silberg as CEO of StemProtein. Silberg ... for producing and preserving Stem Cell Factors (SCFs), ... seasoned professional in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... -- Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE:  AXON), a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical ... presentations at three investor conferences: , Wednesday, September ... in New York at the New ... PM at the BioCentury NewsMakers Conference in New ... Center , Thursday, September 17 at 9:30 AM at ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The wet form of macular degeneration, although ... growth factor agents given by injection into the eye. Dry macular degeneration (AMD) ... for the many millions diagnosed with it. AMD usually starts in older age ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 02, 2015 , ... Drug companies increasingly are adopting a ... reveals in its new report that the U.S. will generate the greatest demand ... the most market demand. , BCC Research examines plant-derived drugs in its ...
Breaking Biology Technology:StemProtein Names Thomas H. Silberg As CEO, To Focus On Stem Cell Secreted Proteins Addresing A Variety Of Health And Beauty Related Needs 2StemProtein Names Thomas H. Silberg As CEO, To Focus On Stem Cell Secreted Proteins Addresing A Variety Of Health And Beauty Related Needs 3Axovant Sciences To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Axovant Sciences To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences 3StemCell GeneticMed Announces That It Has Started Stem Cell Treatments for Age Related Dry Macular Degeneration (AMG) 2Plant-derived Compounds Poised to Assume Greater Role in Global Drug Markets, According to BCC Research 2Plant-derived Compounds Poised to Assume Greater Role in Global Drug Markets, According to BCC Research 3
... Calif., Dec. 17 IRIDEX,Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX ... join the Company as Chief Financial Officer effective ... Chief Financial Officer and Vice President,of Finance for ... he served as Vice President of Finance and ...
... Grocery Delivery Service Initiates ... Biodiesel Use in Delivery Fleet, LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., ... purveyors and delivery services, today,announced that it has signed a contract ... January of 2008,FreshDirect,s fleet of 150 delivery trucks will start the ...
... Co-founder Ray Stewart, Ph.D., continues as Chief Technology ... Cantimer, Inc., a,privately-held development stage company commercializing a ... science,health care, bio-defense and consumer markets announced today ... President and Chief Executive Officer,effective December 17, 2007. ...
Cached Biology Technology:IRIDEX Announces James Mackaness Will Be Chief Financial Officer 2FreshDirect's Fleet Goes Biodiesel 2FreshDirect's Fleet Goes Biodiesel 3Robin C. Stracey Joins Cantimer, Inc. as President and CEO 2
... Panels were designed for full-length gene cloning ... to identify the desired cDNA clone. The ... 96-well "Master Plate," where each well contains ... the positive well(s) by gel electrophoresis of ...
... cDNA Library Panels were designed for full-length ... of PCRs to identify the desired cDNA ... in a 96-well "Master Plate," where each ... Having identified the positive well(s) by gel ...
... The ES Cell Characterization Kit consists of ... determination as well as four ES cell-specific ... controls). • Stem cells have become the ... to their therapeutic potential and because they ...
... Note: Prepared by a modification of ... al., Biotechnol. Bioeng., 11 ... unit will yield an A 260 ... of water (1 cm light path). ...
Biology Products: