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Why are big storms bringing so much more rain? Warming, yes, but also winds

November 4, 2019

For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern…
Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding

October 25, 2019

The next time a river overflows its banks, don’t just blame the rain clouds. Earth system scientists from…
Team to study socioeconomic effects of coastal flooding in California

October 11, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are leading a new project with three other UC campuses to…
Changing climate linked to major changes in flooding

August 29, 2019

The impact of a changing climate on the severity of flooding has been demonstrated in the largest-scale study…
GRACE-FO Shows the Weight of Midwestern Floods

August 21, 2019

In May 2019, after the wettest 12 months ever recorded in the Mississippi River Basin, the region was…
Groundwater resources in Africa resilient to climate change

August 9, 2019

Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is resilient to…
Putting a Tempest into a Teapot: Can California Better Use Winter Storms to Refill its Aquifers?

June 25, 2019

This bipolar weather will have profound implications for the state’s $50 billion agriculture industry and the elaborate network…
Lifecycle analyses of climate protection measures

May 8, 2019

In future, it will be possible to assess the environmental impact of different types of climate protection solutions…
Better way to determine coastal flooding risk

May 8, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new methodology for building computer models that paves the way…
New satellite data sets reveal flood risk for vulnerable populations

April 24, 2019

Scientists from the University of Bristol have modelled the likelihood of flooding in some of the world’s most…
Managed retreat due to rising seas is a public health issue

March 20, 2019

Sea-level rise associated with climate change is a concern for many island and coastal communities. While the dangers…
Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence

February 18, 2019

Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of…
Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods

January 28, 2019

A city’s ability to safeguard the public in the event of a flood could be greatly improved by…
Working to keep vital flood information flowing

September 24, 2018

At least 80 U.S. Geological Survey scientists are in the field in the Carolinas and Virginia, working to…
Smartphones May Be Used to Better Predict the Weather

August 31, 2018

Flash floods occur with little warning. Earlier this year, a flash flood that struck Ellicott City, MD, demolished…
Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many mountain regions of the western US, Canada

August 13, 2018

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in…
Climate change costs money – scientists estimate that flood damage can increase by 300 % at the end of the century

July 31, 2018

People think climate change is dangerous, uncomfortable, but not so bad in the economic sense. In fact, climate…
Following the fresh water

July 16, 2018

A research team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the fingerprint of a massive flood of…
Hurricanes are slowing down, and that’s bad news

June 14, 2018

Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and…
CrowdWater: An App for Flood Research

May 17, 2018

UZH researchers and citizen scientists are collecting data on water levels of rivers and streams, as well as…
Combining power of humans, computers key to watershed solutions

March 23, 2018

An Oregon State University researcher is leading the charge for crowdsourced solutions to complex water management problems. “Gone…
Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area

March 12, 2018

Rising sea levels are predicted to submerge many coastal areas around San Francisco Bay by 2100, but a…
Research provides framework for understanding how populations handle random disturbances

March 9, 2018

Research at Oregon State University has provided a mathematical framework for understanding how population-reducing events of varying frequency…
New study finds flood risk for Americans is greatly underestimated

March 2, 2018

The study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, is based on a new high-resolution model that maps flood…
France’s Flooding Rains Examined by NASA’s IMERG

January 29, 2018

Eastern France has experienced unusually heavy rainfall this month and NASA satellite data has helped determine where the…
Calculating flooding risk: Is it worth it?

January 10, 2018

When monsoon rains hit the Indian megacity of Mumbai, 171 small businesses in the Ansa Industrial Estate on…
Combining Twitter Data, Citizen Science, and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Early Flood-Warning Systems

December 31, 2017

Scientists have shown that sea levels have been rising at the rate of about 3.4 mm per year,…
Floods are necessary for maintaining healthy river ecosystems

November 28, 2017

Flooding rivers can wreak havoc on homes and roads but are necessary for healthy ecosystems, research at Oregon…
Soil study lends clues to ancient climate

November 14, 2017

In a new study published in the November edition of Sedimentary Geology, Joeckel outlines the findings of a multi-year…
Lancaster University takes a leading role in a £4.1M flooding research programme

November 2, 2017

After the devastation of the 2007 floods, the UK Government’s “Pitt review” triggered initiatives designed to introduce “green”,…
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