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Article ID: 694307

Hurricane Experts Available to Provide Analysis Throughout the Season

Florida State University

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9-May-2018 4:25 PM EDT
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    8-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 693548

Decoding Tornadoes’ Infrasound Waves

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Tornado-producing storms can emit infrasound more than an hour before tornadogenesis, which inspired a group of researchers to develop a long-range, passive way of listening in on storms. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Brian Elbing will present his group’s work collecting infrasound measurements from tornadoes to decode information contained in waves about the formation processes and life cycle before potentially devastating storms hit.

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26-Apr-2018 10:10 AM EDT
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Building With Bottles

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Powerful hurricanes and earthquakes have wreaked havoc in the United States and around the world in recent years, often leaving people stranded for months and even years without access to water, food, and shelter. A unique collaborative project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks to provide a sustainable solution, while also considering the environment.

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3-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693786

UF/IFAS Engineer to Lead Research Into Environmentally Induced Migration

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The Department of Defense wants to know as far in advance as possible when and where these mass migrations are likeliest to happen. That way, the federal government can know when and where to deploy military force and where to send humanitarian aid, as just two possible examples.

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1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694040

Readiness is Everything: Preparing Health Care Providers to Recognize and Respond to Chemical Weapons Attacks

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a review published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Gregory R. Ciottone, MD, Director of the Division of Disaster Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC, advocates for an overhaul to the systems currently in place to respond to a chemical weapons strike on U.S. soil. In addition to calling for increased training and awareness, Ciottone also proposed a triage system – available online – based on recognizing the signs and symptoms of specific agents during the early phase of a chemical weapons attack.

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26-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693605

Penn State CNEU Nanotechnology Summer School to Aid Students Impacted by Hurricane Maria

Penn State College of Engineering

A group of undergraduate students from the department of physics and electronics at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao will attend the CNEU-hosted Nanotechnology Summer School at the Penn State University Park campus to continue their nanotechnology education in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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26-Apr-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693197

Wayne State Political Science Professor Receives NSF Funding to Explore Constraints on Policy Learning After Disasters

Wayne State University Division of Research

With the help of a $55,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Kristin O’Donovan, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, will explore the limits on policy learning about disaster mitigation after a community has experienced a disaster. O’Donovan will also seek to understand why one community may be more vulnerable to a disaster than its neighbor.

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19-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693184

California's Next Major Earthquake Could Cause $100 Billion in Losses, Strand 20,000 in Elevators

University of Colorado Boulder

Northern California's next big earthquake could kill 800 people and cause more than $100 billion in economic losses. One in four buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area could be unsafe to re-enter after a major earthquake or would be otherwise limited in their usability.

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19-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693028

Hurricane Harvey: Dutch-Texan Research Shows Most Fatalities Occurred Outside Flood Zones

Delft University of Technology

A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey, one of the costliest storms in US history, hit southeast Texas on 25 August 2017 causing unprecedented flooding and killing dozens. Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and Rice University in Texas published their results today in the European Geosciences Union journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.

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18-Apr-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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A Dutch-Texan team led by prof. Sebastian Jonkman (Delft University of Technology) found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding.

Delft University of Technology

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18-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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