Hurricane Florence

14 Sep 2018

At last, after days of media hype hurricane Florence has made landfall in North Carolina (and its wet and windy from the news pictures bounced back across the Atlantic). The danger is flooding as heavy rain is is set to continue over the weekend. This is of course a not unusual weather phenomenon. In the days leading up to land fall there was a lot of focus on the hurricane by scientists - see for example https://phys.org/print456045326.html ... where we have a nice image of the hurricane taken from a video camera on the international space station ....

 

At https://phys.org/print456054399.html ... the awesome power of water - and a monstrous storm surge. A good description of what happens at land fall - rising ocean waves and lots of rain (whipped off the ocean surface)