Man-Made Dunes Protected Against Sandy
September 8, 2013 | National Geographic
National Geographic has an article about how man-made sand dunes along the coastline provided protection in October 2012 against Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane-Induced Coastal Change
July 2, 2013 | USGS
"The probability of hurricane-induced coastal change on sandy beaches from Florida to New York has been assessed for the first time in U.S. Geological Survey studies released today. [...] The two reports -- one assessing the coastline from Florida to North Carolina, the other from Virginia to New York -- can function as part of a "virtual toolkit" for U.S. Atlantic coast community planners and emergency managers as they make decisions on how to best address coastline vulnerabilities." Quoted from the USGS publication release.
NOAA Hurricane Season Outlook
May 26, 2013 | NOAA
"NOAA’s 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook indicates that an above-normal season is most likely, with the possibility that the season could be very active. The outlook calls for a 70% chance of an above-normal season, a 25% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 5% chance of a below-normal season.
Based on the current and expected conditions, combined with model forecasts, we estimate a 70% probability for each of the following ranges of activity during 2013:
-- 13-20 Named Storms
-- 7-11 Hurricanes
-- 3-6 Major Hurricanes
Quoted from the NOAA Hurricane Season Outlook.