Rainfall Infiltration-Induced Landslides

Estimating Slope Stability Reduction due to Rain Infiltration Mounding
(Originally published in J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 2006, 132(9), 1219-1228.)...

Estimation of Curve Numbers for Concrete and Asphalt
All impervious surfaces are assigned a Curve Number (CN) of 98. However, no field or experimental evidence exists (to our knowledge) that shows why the impervious CN was assigned a value...

Post-Fire Predictions of Peak Discharge

Effects of Prior Rainfall and Storm Variables on Curve Number Rainfall-Runoff

How the Impacts of Urbanization Are Being Addressed in the Los Angeles River Watershed
Due to an increased interest and concern about the Los Angeles urban environment, studies have begun to focus on the local water cycle and the impact of impervious land on the Los Angeles...

Progress Report: ASCE Task Committee on State of the Practice in Curve Number Hydrology
In response to a growing awareness of the role of the Curve Number method in engineering and environmental impact applications, and its limitations, the Committee was formed in late 1997,...

Re-Creating the Rainbow Bridge
A team of American and Chinese experts constructed a pier-free arch bridge in China based only on a 12th century...

The New Orleans Network
Though Seattle and Portland are the cities usually associated with high rainfall, the New Orleans metropolitan area averages 58 in. (1,473 mm) of rainfall each year—more than any other...

Fanfare (Available only in Special Structural Issue)
The owners of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team decided in the late 1980s that their current home, the 50-year-old County Stadium, could no longer offer the facilities that attract crowds...

Advice from the Old Rainmaker

Challenges Created by the Hierarchy in Facility Rehabilitation Projects

An Analysis of Public-Side Sewer Rehabilitation

Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) Prediction of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) Events and Water Quality in Milwaukee, WI

Sensitivity of Stormwater Conveyance System Cost to Design Recurrence Interval
(No paper) The cost of a piped and/or swaled stormwater system is determined principally by the storm recurrence interval (e.g., 5-year design storm) used to design it. That is, the present...

Practical Applications of Gage-Adjusted Radar–Rainfall Estimates
(no paper) It is radar's estimates of rainfall at a specific location that tends to disappoint. On the other hand, the strength of rain gage observations is in estimating rainfall at a...

Fuzzy Rule-Based Forecasting of Extreme Rainfall Probability Conditioned on Sea Surface Temperature
(No paper) The recent El Nino event demonstrated the importance of sea-surface temperature on rainfall anomalies. The purpose of this paper is to develop a methodology to forecast extreme...

Rain-on-Snow Surcharge for Roof Design

Effect of Multiple Floating Events on a 275 cm (108-inch) Diameter Pipeline

Predicting with Precision
In many urban areas flood prediction systems are inadequate. Most rely on networks of widely dispersed rain gauges that often fail to provide sufficient geographic coverage to characterize...

 

 

 

 

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