The Princeton meteorologist, whose work lay the foundation for the modern science of climate modeling, says his research was simply driven by curiosity.
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The 16th typhoon of the year is forecast to approach the Izu Islands, south of Tokyo, on Friday before moving to the ocean east of Kanto.
Typhoon Mindulle, the 16th storm named this year by the Meteorological Agency, was designated as “strong” on Saturday, putting it on par with a Category 1 hurricane.
Earlier forecasts had shown the possibility of the storm making landfall closer to Tokyo, with some Olympic events rescheduled as a precaution.
While not expected to strengthen into a stronger typhoon, Tropical Storm Nepartak could impact a wide area on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A tropical storm approaching Japan's main island of Honshu is already throwing a wrench into the Olympic schedule, with rowing events planned for early next week being moved up.
New research is allowing scientists to envision a future where megathrust quakes are not only less unexpected, but perhaps, to a certain degree, predictable.
A Meteorological Agency official urged residents of Kyushu and Okinawa to brace for the storm.
Typhoon Hagibis, which the U.S. military’s forecasting agency has put on par with a Category 5 hurricane, could make a direct pass over the Kanto region this weekend.
James Reynolds has his eyes on his camera's viewfinder, but also on the debris from a broken roof that's darting about in the wind as Typhoon Jebi leaves its mark on the city of Gobo, Wakayama Prefecture, in September 2018. The peak of the storm ...