What Caused the Rapid Intensification of Super Typhoon Haiyan?

infrared satellite loop of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Credit: NOAA

During the AMS Hurricane and Tropical Meteorology meeting in San Diego last week, Rosenstiel School professor Nick Shay presented research on the role ocean warming played in the rapid intensification of last year’s devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan in Southeast Asia. Shay’s … Continue reading

At the Heart of a Hurricane Forecast

Typhoon Sinlaku (2008), as seen from Terra Satellite on September 10 2008. Credit: NASA

One of the many challenges in hurricane forecasting is incorporating observational data into forecast models. Data assimilation, as scientists refer to it, is the process of combining observational data – information obtained by satellites, radars or from instruments deployed into … Continue reading

CARTHE Air & Ocean Photo Contest


Do you often see incredible natural phenomena appearing on the sea surface or sky? Snap a picture of it and you can win cool gear from CARTHE – The Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment. To … Continue reading

Explore CARTHE’s Award-Winning Website

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The University of Miami was awarded two Outstanding Achievement awards by the Interactive Media Council for excellence in the design, development and implementation of the CARTHE website. Based at the UM Rosenstiel School, the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the … Continue reading