UA Research to enhance flood resilience

By Associated Engineering Press

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Happening at The University of Alabama, researchers are conducting a flooding study that can help communities better researchers are working to develop a framework that creates an opportunity to forecast hurricane-driven flooding on a close to real-time basis. Researchers will pinpoint flooding hotspots and provide a responsive way for emergency responders and city leaders to better prepare for flooding from tropical cyclones. The current hurricane category scale is only wind- based and does not take flooding into account.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: July 6, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features: