European Colonists Dramatically Increased North American Erosion Rates

Everything wears away in time, but human activities like farming can dramatically accelerate natural erosion rates. The arrival of European colonists in North America, for instance, sped up the rate of erosion and river sediment accumulation on the continent by a factor of 10, according to a new study. An international team of […]

Post-Tropical Cyclones Influence on European Windstorm Risk

Atlantic hurricanes that transition into midlatitude storms at high latitudes can affect Europe, in some cases leading to high-impact windstorms. Sainsbury et al. [2020] compared the climatology and intensity distributions of post-tropical cyclones and midlatitude storms impacting Europe (separated into northern and southern Europe) during the Atlantic hurricane seasons from 1979 to 2017 […]