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  • Pat Neuman
    ... wrote: Red River hydrographs at Fargo, Grand Forks: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/patneuman2000/my_photos ... wrote: ... In the
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 2006
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      --- In Paleontology_and_Climate@yahoogroups.com, "Pat Neuman"
      <npat1@...> wrote:

      Red River hydrographs at Fargo, Grand Forks:
      http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/patneuman2000/my_photos

      --- In Paleontology_and_Climate@yahoogroups.com, Tim Jones
      <deforest@> wrote: ...

      In the last thirty years the data, according to Emanuel, Webster et al
      point to an increasing intensity of tropical storms.

      Some of the latest data indicate:

      "Even after last year's devastating Hurricane
      Katrina, the subsequent Hurricane Wilma was
      briefly the most severe hurricane ever recorded."

      "Last year Japan hit an all-time record for
      typhoons --10. The previous record was 7."

      "The largest downpour ever seen occurred last summer in India."

      I think Pat's assessment is right. How in hell
      can you have more precipitation, more runoff but
      not more flooding?

      Tim
      --
      <http://groundtruthinvestigations.com/>
      >

      Press Release 3/15/2006 12:13:21 PM
      Century of Data Shows Intensification of Water
      Cycle but No Increase in Storms or Floods
      <http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1475>

      U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
      Thomas Huntington - thunting@...

      -------- Apr 1 Message at P&C --------
      Here we have another early spring flood on the Red River in the North
      Central US. Does this look like another global warming fingerprint...
      related to polar /upper latitude amplification of the hydrologic
      cycle?

      GF/EGF: Red tops its banks
      Apr. 01, 2006
      http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/14238344.htm

      Excerpts:

      The river could hit "major" flood stage 46 feet or higher by next
      week, according to the National Weather Service forecast office in
      Grand Forks. That would be the highest the river has been since the
      Flood of 1997. ...

      The highest crest since 1997 was 45 feet in the spring of 2001.

      See also: Historical Peak Streamflow
      USGS 05082500 RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT GRAND FORKS, ND
      http://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/mn/nwis/peak/?site_no=05082500&agency_cd=USGS

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