Tornado Quest Gee-O-Science Links For Oct. 26 – Nov. 2, 2013

The tropical Atlantic hurricane season is coming to an end soon. This year will go down in the record books as one of the most inactive seasons ever. It also gave many time to reflect on Hurricane Sandy and it’s devastating effect on the northeastern contiguous US. Some of the most beneficial lessons are learned in hindsight & our encounter with Sandy certainly fits that bill. Several of this week’s links will focus on that event. On that note, let’s get started…

PALEONTOLOGY

For the first time, scientists reconstruct giant steps taken by one of the largest species of dinosaur.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Interesting multi-media article from Climate Central on the challenges that Hurricane Sandy presented for meteorologists.

Also from Climate Central: One Year Later: The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

One perspective on five ways the recovery efforts from Sandy are far from over.

On the other side of the coin, five things Sandy changed for the good.

A nice “before/after” photo essay from the Wall Street Journal on the region devastated by Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy’s toll was not limited to property and infrastructure. The social and psychological effects of Sandy (and countless other natural disasters) can linger for decades after the rebuilding is complete.

Recent research in paleo-climatology shows that El Nino has been exceptionally active in the 20th century compared to the past 600 years.

Read how lightning detection sensors mounted on cell phone towers are used to gather forecast data.

The World Health Organization warns of the carcinogenic nature of the air we breathe.

Interesting read from the New York Times: A Closer Look at Climate Panel’s Findings On Global Warming Impacts.

And that’s a wrap…have a great week everyone!

Cheers!

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