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Historic Hurricane Data Give a Warning for the Future - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 04, 2015

Sediment cores from a Massachusetts pond help suggest that as ocean temperatures rise, the occurrence of severe hurricanes along North America's Atlantic coast will increase.

The climate is definitely warming, but how the increased temperatures will impact the frequency and severity of hurricanes in the northern Atlantic Ocean remains a subject of debate. Scientists attribute this uncertainty to a lack of long-term historic data that would allow researchers to document how storm prevalence and intensity responded to analogous periods of warming in our planet’s history.

However, in a new study, Donnelly et al. analyzed layers of sediment taken from Salt Pond in coastal Massachusetts to construct a record of hurricanes that could be compared to historic sea surface temperature data. Lake and pond sediment can provide a valuable record of past storms as flooding events will wash foreign sand and gravel from adjacent beaches into a body of water, creating a layered record of extreme weather events.

Salt Pond provided the team with a record of 2000 years of Earth’s climate with a resolution of around 1 year. Their analysis shows that considerable variability occurred over this period and that 35 layers of sediment corresponding to intense hurricanes were deposited over the past two millennia.

Comparisons with other data sets show that hurricanes buffeted the coast of the western North Atlantic during much of the first millennium C.E. when the tropical Atlantic hosted warmer than usual sea surface temperatures. These data also show that a geographic shift in hurricane landfalls from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico to the North American eastern coast occurred around 1400 C.E., followed by a particularly intense period of activity between 1400 and 1675 C.E.

The team speculates that this shift may have been driven, in part, by increased sea surface temperatures off the East Coast of the United States. The team concludes that increased climate warming caused by humans may increase storm intensity and frequency over the western North Atlantic. (Earth’s Future, doi:10.1002/2014EF000274, 2015)

To learn more about hurricane data, contact South Shore Generator.


Marine Generators – Keeping Residential and Commercial Marine Craft Fully Operational - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 27, 2015

Marine generators in Wareham, MA are used exclusively for residential and commercial marine applications. The main purpose of these diesel-powered generators is to keep marine craft in full operation even during downtime.

The available marine generators come in different power load capacities. However, even if they are able to produce large kW of power, these generators are still safe to use because they remain compliant with the latest CO emissions requirements. They are often fitted with a sound housing or a remote exhaust silencer for remarkably quiet operation which makes them ideal and helpful to all recreational boaters.

During a power outage, being on the water is hard work. For this reason, it is advisable to have the best marine generators in place. It is important to make sure that you only use marine generators that are engineered to perform in the most demanding environmental conditions. These generators also come with external connection points for easy installation and maintenance so you can have the emergency backup power right when and where you need it. Marine generators will keep the current flowing to all of your electrical equipment on your boat.

There are some marine generators that are smaller in size but that are big on performance. They are configured this way so they can fit perfectly in both cruisers and sport boats. They also having cooling mechanisms so they do not overheat while providing you with the power you need to boat safely.

To find out more about the large selection of marine generators from top manufacturers, contact South Shore Generator.

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