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Newswise: Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming

Article ID: 713842

Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming

University of Saskatchewan

The frequency of downpours of heavy rain--which can lead to flash floods, devastation, and outbreaks of waterborne disease

Released:
3-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: As Climate Changes, Small Increases in Rainfall May Cause Widespread Road Outages
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    8-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712520

As Climate Changes, Small Increases in Rainfall May Cause Widespread Road Outages

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

As more rain falls on a warming planet, a new computer model shows that it may not take a downpour to cause widespread disruption of road networks. The model combined data on road networks with the hills and valleys of topography to reveal “tipping points” at which even small localized increases in rain cause widespread road outages.

Released:
7-May-2019 3:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 711736

Engineers Study Failed Levees, Research Potential Solutions

Iowa State University

Cassandra Rutherford, an Iowa State geotechnical engineer, has inspected failed levees along Midwestern rivers. And now she's working with other engineers to develop technologies that could improve levee performance.

Released:
22-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Newswise: Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

Article ID: 710904

Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

University of Notre Dame

According to the Notre Dame study, 62 percent of coastal homeowners are not considering taking any action to reduce the vulnerabilities of their homes or enhance protections against future hurricanes.

Released:
8-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 710593

Researchers use artificial intelligence to design flood evacuation plans

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Artificial intelligence may soon help transportation agencies and first responders determine the best evacuation routes during floods such as those affecting portions of Missouri and the Midwest, thanks to the work of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Drs. Suzanna Long and Steve Corns of Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department are using a form of AI known as deep learning to develop forecasting tools to integrate water level rate of change as part of evacuation routing planning in flood-prone areas.

Released:
2-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Predicting Hope

Article ID: 709208

Predicting Hope

University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

The devastation of the Peruvian floods of March 2017 caused native and University of Oklahoma Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor, Salazar-Cerreno, to look for ways to apply his expertise to help improve weather decision making and warnings.

Released:
7-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST

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