Tag Archives: Manhattan

Increasing storm tides in New York Harbor, 1844–2013

We published a paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in May (paper, supporting information), and a very important yet simple result from the paper is that Stefan Talke (Portland State University) recovered historical sea level data from NY Harbor and created this great 1844-2013 … Continue reading

Posted in climate, urbanoceanographer, water, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baseline Air Quality Measurements at Asphalt Green

As summarized in a prior post, we are now collecting air pollution data at the site of the proposed marine garbage transfer station (MTS) at East 91st Street in Manhattan.  The site is next to Asphalt Green, a large community … Continue reading

Posted in air pollution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Monitoring Air Quality, Empowering Communities

Would you stand in front of a truck to stop injustice? If you were pressed to contemplate such an extreme action, wouldn’t you want to have accurate information first on how serious of an injustice was being committed?  I certainly … Continue reading

Posted in air pollution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Where are the Currents Weakest Around Manhattan?

A law firm recently contacted our oceanography research group with a request for research on whether or not the Marine garbage Transfer Station (MTS) proposed for 91st Street in Manhattan would cause navigational problems.  If we were willing to do … Continue reading

Posted in air pollution, opinion, water | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Fall Colors and The Urban Heat Island

One of my favorite things about living in New York City is checking out the fall colors on my bike commute through Central Park.  However, for subway commuters and tourists who don’t get to cruise through the park every day, … Continue reading

Posted in water, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NYC Storm Surge Evacuation Map PDF

The NYC Office of Emergency Management website is bogged down a bit already and warns of possible slowdowns.  Here’s a re-post of the hurricane storm surge flooding evacuation map, to help get it out there.  Mayor Bloomberg plans to make … Continue reading

Posted in security, water, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Where Is The Sewage Spill Plume Going?

Linked below is today’s updated sewage plume hindcast/forecast video based on the Stevens Institute of Technology NYHOPS ocean model and created using NOAA’s GNOME particle tracking tool.  The simulation runs from 5:15 PM, Wednesday July 20th to 12:00 AM, Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in water, water pollution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Keeping Cool in the Heat Wave

The New York City Office of Emergency Management has put out a heat wave warning and opened up cooling centers for today and Thursday the 9th.  This is a good example of the sort of emergency we should all be … Continue reading

Posted in weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Rain-Wind-Tide Flooding Trifecta

Though it will in no way compare to the ongoing flooding problems in other regions of our continent, we’ll likely be hearing about our own sogginess at some flood-prone parts of the region from now through Thursday.  Any flooding that … Continue reading

Posted in water, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Blanket of Fog Rolls out over NYC

A cold, damp blanket of fog snuffed out our heavenly 70+ degree afternoon today in New York City, to the thrill of some and disgust of others, mainly depending on who was wearing shorts-and-tees.  The temperature at Kennedy Airport was … Continue reading

Posted in photography, weather | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment