The Flash Factor: Creating a Flood Forecasting Framework

EarthzineDEVELOP 2015 Summer VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Responding to Hydrologic Disasters

This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊResponding to Hydrologic Disasters Project Team: Malawi Disasters II Team Location: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) – Palisades, New York Authors: Andrew Kruczkiewicz Helen Cen Brigitte Moneymaker Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Pietro Ceccato (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia … Read More

Tracking Snow: The Cryosphere in an Era of Climate Change

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A new generation of weather satellites is helping researchers gain insights into the complex relationship between the cryosphere ‰ÛÒ the planet’s cold regions ‰ÛÒ and the climate. With drinking water supplies dwindling around the world, understanding the cryosphere is becoming a front-burner issue.

Capturing Colorado’s Floods: A New Method for Extracting Peak Flood Extent

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Project Team: Colorado Water Resources II Team Team Location: United States Geological Survey (USGS) at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Authors: Stephen Chignell (Colorado State University) Ryan Anderson (University of Wyoming) Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Paul Evangelista (Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University) Dr. Melinda Laituri (Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University) Past/Other Contributors: Dr. Stephanie Kampf (Ecosystem Science … Read More

Will we ever learn flooding lessons?

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Originally Published by BBC — Will we ever learn flooding lessons? As the winds accelerate and the rivers rise, many are asking if we ever learn the lessons of previous floods.

By Degrees: The Flood Next Time

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Originally Published by New York Times – The numbers are unmistakable, scientists say. Global sea level is rising, while land along the East Coast is sinking. Just ask Norfolk, Va.

UK braced for further floods: interactive

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Originally Published by The Guardian – The Environment Agency said the flood risk will extend along the UK coastline from north-west England, through Wales and south-west and southern England. Areas particularly at risk include the Isles of Scilly, the north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall, Dorset and the coastline of Wales.