Fwd: Re: No Increase in Storms or Floods
- --- In Paleontology_and_Climate@yahoogroups.com, "Pat Neuman"
Red River hydrographs at Fargo, Grand Forks:
--- 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?
>Press Release 3/15/2006 12:13:21 PM
Century of Data Shows Intensification of Water
Cycle but No Increase in Storms or Floods
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
GF/EGF: Red tops its banks
Apr. 01, 2006
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
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