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Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

Research from CEE PhD candidate Nicholas Wayand and CEE associate professor Jessica Lundquist is being used to better predict the risks of rain-on-snow flooding.

Water pulled from under historic Seattle rattles buildings, residents

A monitoring system has detected about one inch of ground sinking in parts of downtown Seattle. CEE professor Steve Kramer comments.

Flood forecasting app takes fourth place in GEO Appathon 2014

LiquidEarth-River, a mobile application effort led by Faisal Hossain, CEE associate professor, took fourth place in the GEO Appathon 2014 out of 132 projects from nearly 50 countries.




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