Category Archives: Data Science

Hurricanes and Disaster Resilience: Does Data Present New Solutions?


On August 24, 2019, a tropical wave in the Central Atlantic developed into an extremely powerful, long-lived cyclone, Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian caused catastrophic damage to the northwestern Bahamas and caused significant destruction in the southeastern United States, and later Atlantic Canada. The hurricane left an estimated 70,000 people homeless and caused billions of dollars in material destruction.


Hurricanes and Disaster Resilience: Does Data Present New Solutions?


On August 24, 2019, a tropical wave in the Central Atlantic developed into an extremely powerful, long-lived cyclone, Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian caused catastrophic damage to the northwestern Bahamas and caused significant destruction in the southeastern United States, and later Atlantic Canada. The hurricane left an estimated 70,000 people homeless and caused billions of dollars in material destruction.

Transformation and Transportation in the Arctic


Using data to take a closer look at how has the Arctic changed over the past 20 years and its corresponding impacts on industrial and transportation networks.


Transformation and Transportation in the Arctic


Using data to take a closer look at how has the Arctic changed over the past 20 years and its corresponding impacts on industrial and transportation networks.


When Rain Follows Fire


Last year’s headlines were marred by stories of forest fires around the world. The 2018 California wildfires and Eastern Australia bushfires collectively devastated nearly four million acres. Yet, many will be surprised to know that while these fires have been contained and extinguished, the loss of life and property caused by these events has continued today.


When Rain Follows Fire


Last year’s headlines were marred by stories of forest fires around the world. The 2018 California wildfires and Eastern Australia bushfires collectively devastated nearly four million acres. Yet, many will be surprised to know that while these fires have been contained and extinguished, the loss of life and property caused by these events has continued today.


Is Polarized Weather the New Normal?


In the US Midwest, low-temperature records were broken thanks to a polar vortex from the Arctic. Chicago was especially affected, with officials warning residents of the risk of “instant frostbite” should they venture outside.


Is Polarized Weather the New Normal?


In the US Midwest, low-temperature records were broken thanks to a polar vortex from the Arctic. Chicago was especially affected, with officials warning residents of the risk of “instant frostbite” should they venture outside.