Raising Gatun Lake (part of "A Greater Wonder")
Raising the maximum operating level of Gatun Lake was one of the four main undertakings of the Panama Canal expansion project. Its goal was to increase the storage capacity for water used for human consumption...

Stabilizing the Cliffs of Alcatraz Island: It My Be "The Rock," but it Still Needs Attention!
California's Alcatraz Island was described by some early explorers as an unusually lush rock sticking out of the sea. The rock on the island consists of shale and sandstone members of the late Mesozoic-aged...

A Sunken Submarine Full of Mercury: Safe, Controlled Construction of a Counter Fill for Seabed Slope Stabilization at about 155 to 177 Meters
On December 5, 1944, with World War II still raging and peace in Europe still six months away, the German submarine U-864 set out on her maiden voyage on a secret mission to deliver strategic war supplies...

Military Geotechnics in the Ancient World: Geo-Innovating the Hard Way
The technical expertise that is now part of geotechnical engineering was of paramount importance in the ancient worlds. This is because before, but also after, the invention of siege equipment, nearly...

Nature Sides with the Hidden Flaw: Lessons Learned from Failures of Earth-Support Systems
In recent years, the demand for excavations and fills of significant height has increased due to many factors, including requirements for below-grade parking for urban buildings and the need to construct...

Research, Development, and Demonstration Needs
Research, development and demonstration (RDD) is needed to advance recommended civil engineering practices and standards in order to effectively address climate change impacts. Wilbanks...

A Simple Model to Predict Soil Resistance to Driving for Long Piles in Deepwater Normally Consolidated Clays
As the exploration and development for offshore oil and gas reserves moves into the deepwater environment of the continental slope, a good model is necessary to evaluate drivability of...

Cyclic Response of Steel-Stud Framed Wall Panels

Quantifying Regional Risk Profiles Attributable to Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Changes Results from the IPCC 2007 Report and Subsequent Results

Is the Rate of Sea Level Rise Increasing? An Analysis Based on U.S. Tide Gauges

The U.S. Navy's Approach to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

A Toolkit for Sea Level Rise Adaptation in Virginia

Response to Sea Level Rise in Coastal Communities: A Virginia Case Study

Sea Level Rise and the Impact of Lesser Storms

Vulnerability and Governance for Adapting to Sea Level Rise

Defining Coastal Science Needs of the Engineering Community for Meeting the Challenge of Sea Level Rise

Southern Swell Observed at Oceanside, California

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 1

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 2

 

 

 

 

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