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In the Blue Holes of the Bahamas, Secrets of Hurricanes Past

Scientists assembled a 1,500-year history of big storm activity by retrieving sediment from the island country’s submarine caverns.
By Katherine Kornei:: The New York Times:: Originally published online November 1, 2019: Online

The History of Ancient Hurricanes is Written in the Mud and Sand

Scientists are using evidence left behind by ancient hurricanes to show how storms behaved in the past and how climate change might affect them in the future.
By Sophie Ruehr:: Inside Climate News:: Originally published online October 1, 2019: Online

Hurricane Clues from a Caribbean Blue Hole

Scientists look to sediment cores from Caicos Island to gain insights about a monster, modern-day hurricane.
By Evan Lubofsky :: WHOI Featured Project :: Originally published online July 8, 2019

Human-Engineered Changes on Mississippi River Increased Extreme Floods

Newly uncovered 500-year record also ties floods to natural ocean cycles
WHOI Press Release:: Originally published online April 4, 2018 : Online

Blue Holes and Hurricanes

Geological marvels are gold mines for climate history
By David Levin:: Oceanus Magazine :: Originally published online May 12, 2017 : In print Vol. 52, No. 2, Spring 2017

Analyzing Ancient Sediments at Warp Speed

New X-ray fluorescence core scanner at Woods Hole reveals clues to Earth’s past climate and history
By Michael Carlowicz :: Oceanus Magazine :: Originally published online February 28, 2006 : In print Vol. 45, No. 1, Apr. 2006

The Great Flood of New York

By Shelley Dawicki :: Oceanus Magazine :: Originally published online June 10, 2005 : In print Vol. 44, No. 1, Jun. 2005

The Once and Future Danube River Delta

Past changes in World Heritage site offer lessons for proposed river projects
By Michael Carlowicz :: Oceanus Magazine :: Originally published online July 11, 2005 : In print Vol. 44, No. 2, Sep. 2005

Scientists scan mud for hurricane patterns

To find out what makes a hurricane tick, you have to fly through it. To find out how often hurricanes strike land, you need to dig for them.
By Peter N. Spotts, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor November 6, 2003

Sediments Shed Light on Past Coastal Events

Ilya V. Buynevich