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Newswise: Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach

Article ID: 715530

Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach

Iowa State University

One year after an EF-3 tornado struck Marshalltown, Iowa State students and faculty are conducting research and outreach to help a community still in recovery. They’re using what they’ve learned to create a toolkit that communities can use to examine challenges that exacerbate a disaster’s damage and slow recovery efforts.

Released:
10-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 715209

Researchers use forecasting models and data analysis for hurricane recovery efforts

Texas State University

Dr. Eduardo Perez, associate professor in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University, is using forecasting models and data to help food banks be prepared for hurricanes during hurricane season, which began June 1.

Released:
2-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714904

Study Uses Supercomputers to Advance Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Models

University of California San Diego

Multi-fault earthquakes can span fault systems of tens to hundreds of kilometers, with ruptures propagating from one segment to another. During the last decade, seismologists have observed several cases of this complicated type of earthquake rupture, and are now relying on supercomputers to provide detailed models to better understand the fundamental physical processes that take place during these events, which can have far reaching effects.

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25-Jun-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Newswise: Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

Article ID: 714386

Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

University of Iowa

Researchers at the University of Iowa and the United States Geologic Survey report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at satellite data from several recent, large-magnitude earthquakes.

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14-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

Article ID: 713785

The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

Baylor University

Following a natural disaster or strong storm, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.

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31-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: ‘Major Step Forward’: Mechanical Engineer Developing a More Accurate Failure Prediction Model for Ductile Metals

Article ID: 713581

‘Major Step Forward’: Mechanical Engineer Developing a More Accurate Failure Prediction Model for Ductile Metals

Northern Arizona University

Heidi Feigenbaum, a professor at Northern Arizona University, received a $544,758 grant from the U.S. Department of the Army to develop a mathematical model that will more accurately predict how the materials in bridges, pipes and other infrastructure will react to stressors with the goal of building safe and cost-effective projects.

Released:
28-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Missouri S&T wind engineer assesses Jefferson City tornado damage

Article ID: 713471

Missouri S&T wind engineer assesses Jefferson City tornado damage

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through communities across Missouri, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan was inspecting the damage in Jefferson City, one of the cities hit by Wednesday night’s tornado outbreak. Yan, an assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T, and three of her Ph.D. students visited the state capitol to assess the damage as part of her research on tornadic wind pressure.

Released:
24-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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