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Posts Tagged ‘Storm Surge’

Quantifying the Key Factors that Create Road Flooding

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Road flooding is a serious operational hazard for the many low-lying areas across southern Louisiana. The consequences are especially acute during hurricane season when emergency evacuation routes must be clear to allow for the safe evacuation of coastal residents ahead of an incoming storm.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Professor Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University – Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Michael Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. He is the Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Woodrow Wilson School and Faculty Associate of the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, Princeton […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Professor Malcolm Bowman, SUNY Stony Brook University Storm Surge Research Group

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Malcolm Bowman is Professor of Physical Oceanography and a Distinguished Service Professor at the Marine Sciences Research Center (MSRC), State University of New York at Stony Brook. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. (honors) degrees in physics and mathematics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and his Ph.D. in Engineering Physics at the University […]

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Highways in the Coastal Environment: Second Edition

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Water level fluctuations include astronomical tides, storm surges, and long-term sea level rise or fall. Water level is important in coastal processes and engineering in part because it controls the location of wave influence on shorelines and structures. Geologically, sea level controls the overall location and shape of the continental shoreline. The definitions of tidal datums and surveying datums can be important for the design of engineering works near the coast.

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NYC: Before Sandy, Crews Prepare Penn Station for Storm Surge

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Late in the evening of October 28, 2012, LIRR crews erected a barrier to protect Penn Station from possible flooding from Hurricane Sandy. –mtainfo on YouTube

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