Helicopter-Based Geophysical Reconnaissance of Levees: A Faster, Cost-Effective Tool for Assessing Their Risk
As with much of the nation's infrastructure, people are becoming more and more aware of the condition of levee systems in the United States. The media cast a spotlight on the New Orleans levee failures...

A Preliminary Case for the Existence of Hurricane Alleys in the Gulf of Mexico
A review of hurricance intensity in the Gulf of Mexico suggests there are two alleys where hurricanes are roughly 20% more intense than elsewhere. This paper develops a physical basis for the alleys using...

Sustainability and Resiliency Implications of Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy provides a unique opportunity to study sustainability and resiliency issues related to a major weather event. The material presented in this article is based on the Geo-Engineering...

Wind Damage in Hurricane Frederic

The Failure of the South Pass 70 B Platform in Hurricane Camille

Dade County, Florida, Beach Nourishment and Hurricane Surge Protection Project

Post-Hurricane Gustav Reconnaissance of the New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System

Living the Katrina Experience

Statistics of Hurricane Waves in the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Katrina: Geotechnical Observations in Biloxi, Mississippi

Looking Over Their Shoulder — Real-Time Review Following Katrina

Offshore Experiences in Recent Hurricanes

Hurricane Katrina
This chapter provides an overview of Hurricane Katrina, including data on its category, its path and intensity, and its effect on wind and water forces....

Hurricane Protection System
This chapter discusses hurricane protection systems. Topics include standard project hurricane, levees and floodwalls, datums and elevations, and interior drainage and pump stations....

Consequences
This chapter examines the impact of Hurricane Katrina, including injury, death, and financial losses....

Direct Causes of the Catastrophe
This chapter examines direct physical causes of the hurricane protection system failures, including soil strength assessments and pumping station limitations....

Contributing Factors
This chapter examines contributing factors of the hurricane protection system failures, including the underappreciated risk to New Orleans, a piecemeal implementation of the hurricane...

Executive Summary
This section contains a brief commentary on Hurricane Katrina's damage to infrastructure....

Overview of Hurricane Katrina
This section provides a brief overview of the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina as well the storm's wind speed....

Overview of Damage
This section provides an overview of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina and its ensuing costs....

 

 

 

 

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