Since last fall, the U.S. and the world has been bombarded with record-breaking floods, including the latest historic flood in Louisiana. Dr. Sagy Cohen, a UA assistant professor of geography who specializes in global hydrology, is closely monitoring these floods and is available to offer his expert opinion on why they’re occurring. Cohen’s Surface Dynamics Modeling Laboratory research unit received a research grant from the National Water Center to develop a flood inundation map repository using satellite remote sensing imagery. Cohen is also affiliated with the Dartmouth Flood Observatory where he’s been working closely with the National Water Center on developing a new flood prediction system that can warn people about the possibility of a dangerous flood occurring in their area in time for them to seek safety. Cohen is available all mornings this week, except Thursday. He can be reached at [email protected], 205/348-5860, or via cell, 720/315-1594.