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Numbers, Pictures, Climate Change: Stories From Sandy

By Veronique Greenwood | October 31, 2012 1:06 pm

Here in New York City, and all along the US’s eastern seaboard, we had an epic Monday night. Here are photos and videos from the trenches and links to our picks of science reporting answering your questions about superstorm Sandy.

(1) A monster storm surge submerged Lower Manhattan, Red Hook in Brooklyn, and just about anywhere else within 9 feet of sea level.

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Courtesy of That Hartford Guy / flickr

Ars Technica‘s Casey Johnston looks into new research and reports that by 2200, 9 feet above current sea level will be the new normal, thanks to climate change.

(2) What I thought was a lightning storm turned out to be a  transformer blowing.

Maggie Koerth-Baker at BoingBoing explains how transformers work and links to an explainer on why transformers explode at Popular Mechanics.

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