Hurricane Sandy (2012)

Our local neighborhood.
Post Reply
Christopher K.
Posts: 4730
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Hurricane Sandy (2012)

Post by Christopher K. » March 5th, 2014, 5:08 pm

"Superstorm" Sandy was a major Atlantic hurricane in 2012. The storm slammed into the dense populations of New Jersey and New York. More than eight million customers lost electricity. More than 23,000 people had to use temporary shelters. The GEOS-5 (Goddard Earth Observing System Model, version 5) was very helpful in simulating the different characteristics of Sandy.

The graphics animation showing successive predicted tracks for Sandy is enlightening. The watches and warnings on various shores come and go as Sandy passes...
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2012/gr ... 5NLW.shtml

This page from the Scientific Visualization Studio contains the simulation covering the period from 26 October 2012 to 31 October 2012. The February image from the 2014 NASA Science calendar is, I believe, a still from this simulation...
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a030000/a0 ... index.html

This is a 5MB version of the February inset for that calendar page; it shows the sea level pressure, surface wind speeds and accumulated rainfall amounts from the 26th to the 31st when Sandy hit the eastern United States...
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a030000/a0 ... Sandy2.png

About Sandy:
http://www.fema.gov/hurricane-sandy-recovery

Christopher K.
Posts: 4730
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: Hurricane Sandy (2012)

Post by Christopher K. » January 23rd, 2019, 2:03 pm

The Science Academy session "Storms" will take place at HRPO on Saturday 16 February from 10am to 12pm. The session is for eight- to twelve-year olds; the cost is five dollars per EBR-parish child and six dollars per other-parish child.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/academy.html

Post Reply