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Irene Forecast: 7am Friday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This morning, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has held fairly steady, with little good news for … Continue reading

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Irene forecast: 11pm Thursday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This evening, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has held fairly steady, with little good news for … Continue reading

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Irene Update: 11am Thursday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This morning, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has deteriorated for New York and New Jersey interests.  … Continue reading

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Irene Update, 2pm Wednesday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] The 2pm update from the National Hurricane Center shows a “best estimate” forecast track for Hurricane Irene clipping the Outer … Continue reading

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Updated Irene Forecast: Storm Still Targeting NYC

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] Recent updates from the National Hurricane Center show a forecast track for Hurricane Irene over the Outer Banks at Category … Continue reading

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Urban Oceanographer: Scuba Diving in Newark Bay

My good friend and colleague, Professor Richard (Dick) Hires loves ocean field work. It doesn’t matter what the weather or ocean conditions are, and it doesn’t matter what we’re doing. It’s always good, and always interesting to Dick. Which means … Continue reading

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The Big Stink: II. Scents and the Weather

Weather conditions can promote or inhibit bad smells in an urban area.  Warm weather can increase bacterial decomposition of organic matter, which under certain conditions can produce sulfurous smells – this is why it often reeks when you walk past … Continue reading

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Urban Oceanographer: The Lights of Manhattan Island

All good sea stories should begin with “no shi#, there I was”. This is one of those. [censored to avoid continuing to get blocked by school obscenity filters …] Back in the summer of 1994, Professor Tom Herrington and I … Continue reading

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Earthquake = Tsunami?

A mild 3.9-magnitude earthquake occurred this morning out at sea off the New York Bight, and was felt by many people across the region.  An obvious question is whether such an earthquake could cause a tsunami.  A large tsunami clearly … Continue reading

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