University of Wisconsin-Madison News

Slowing Hurricanes Cause Concern

Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and flooding, according to a new study published Wednesday (June 6) in the journal Nature. While hurricanes batter coastal regions with destructive wind …

Researcher and Supercomputer Re-Create Historic Tornado

With tornado season fast approaching or already underway in vulnerable states throughout the U.S., new supercomputer simulations are giving meteorologists unprecedented insight into the structure of monstrous thunderstorms and tornadoes. One such recent simulation recreates a tornado-producing supercell thunderstorm that …

Higher Frequency Doesn’t Equate to Stronger Hurricanes for Atlantic Coast

Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In fact, the research — …

Study Suggests Tropical Cyclone Intensity Shifting Poleward

The latitude at which tropical cyclones reach their greatest intensity is gradually shifting from the tropics toward the poles at rates of about 33 to 39 miles per decade, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The new …

The Institutes Partner with University of Wisconsin for Leadership Development

The Institutes have partnered with the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to offer a Leadership Development program designed for managers and supervisors in the property/casualty insurance industry. This five-day interactive seminar will be held May 18 …