Corps Proposes $1.75-Billion Plan for Reducing Storm Surge Risk in Charleston, South Carolina

Landslides Driven by Extreme Events: Can We Learn More from More of Them?
Extreme events, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or major storms, typically cause thousands of landslides in mountainous topography over the course of minutes to hours. In the last few years alone, we’ve...

Rising to the Occasion
A parking garage fitted within a stormwater overflow reservoir is designed so that it rises out of the ground during storms as the reservoir fills with water....

Compliance with the Standard of Care: Hurricane Katrina Canal Breaches in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward
Hurricane Katrina Canal Breaches in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. On August 29, 2005, more than 50 levees and flood walls failed to protect New Orleans, LA, during Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating...

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...

The Hail Problem
Unlike some other forms of precipitation, hail comes in bursts of short duration, falls over isolated and unpredictable locations, and usually occupies only a small percentage of the total...

Hail Concepts
Hail, the product of vigorous deep convection, requires those same conditions that are conducive to the development of thunderstorms. These conditions include water vapor, especially in...

Applying Scanning Technology to Tunnel Inspections: Leveraging Technology to Reduce the Public Agita
A large number of transit and vehicular tunnels in the New York Metropolitan area were inundated by the tidal surge caused by Super Storm Sandy on October 29, 2012. The storm created major...

Sea Level Rise and the Impact of Lesser Storms

Near-Coastal Storms and Associated Waves

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

Texas Coastal Communities Ponder Storm Surge Barrier

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

Safety Considerations
This chapter discusses the main hazards associated with the inspection and renewal activities for culverts and storm sewers....

Cleaning and Inspection
This chapter discusses the cleaning and inspection of culverts and storm sewers....

Evaluation and Condition Assessment
To determine whether a culvert or storm sewer needs to be renewed, an inspection needs to be conducted and the findings recorded. The first step in such a program is to establish a standard...

Renewal Methods
This chapter presents an overview of different methods that can be used for culvert and storm sewer renewal. For each method, product main characteristics, method description, construction...

Storm Wave Kinematics

NewsBriefs: Researchers Follow Dust Storms Occurring at Sea (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Extrapolation of Historical Storm Data for Estimating Design Wave Heights

 

 

 

 

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