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 Severe Weather

 


The severe weather group studies the effects of both extratropical and tropical weather on our urban environment. The nature of urban centers amplifies damage by wind, fresh and salt waters. Recent studies have described the damage created by the 2011 Queens Tornado (Figure 1) and Hurricane Irene ( 2011). We are working on determining criteria to establish the highest surge levels in storms (Figure 2). An important aspect of our studies includes examination of the effects of historic severe weather events in the New York Metropolitan Region (Figure 3) to provide an idea of what may happen in the future. 

 Queens Tornado  Storm surge
Figure 1:
Map of the Queens Tornado Swarm. Photos show types of damage associated with the storm.
Figure 2:
Determining the levels of storm surge based on stranded debris.
 Vibracoring  
Figure 3:
Vibrocoring on the Long Island continental Shelf. The coarse layers in the cores are believed to be storm layers (tempestites) from prehistoric hurricanes.
 


 

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PROFESSOR CECILIA McHUGH INTERVIEWED BY MEDIA
January 17

Professor Cecilia McHugh was interviewed by Charles Choi a science reporter in New York writing for science news service OurAmazingPlanet, which is syndicated by Scientificc American, USA Today
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INTEGRATED OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM MARMARA-TRANS WORKSHOP
January 31

Istanbul, Turkey, 13–16 June 2011
Continental transform boundaries such as the North Anatolia Fault (NAF) in Turkey cross heavily populated regions and are associated with
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Dr. YI RECEIVES WMO NORBERT GERBIER-MUMM AWARD
July 23

Geneva, Switzerland - 2 July 2012

Dr. Ch
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Dr. Cecilia McHugh has been appointed by the Japan Agency
September 26

​Prof. Cecilia McHugh has been appointed by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology as Visiting Senior Scientist at the Inst
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Dr. O'Mullan was interviewed with New York Time
December 11

A senior policy advisor from the EPA and Prof. O'Mullan were interviewed about new EPA water quality guidelines . This is the first time since 1986 that these guidelines have been updated by the EPA.
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Professor Nick Coch is talking about the Hurricane Sandy on CUNYMedia
April 30


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