flood forecasting

Online database for storm surge preparedness

Coastal altimetry is at the heart of the project

A new, freely-accessible online database of storm surge data will help coastguards, meteorological organisations and scientific communities predict future storm surge patterns.

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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 12:40

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2015 Global Flood Partnership Confernce

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Each year, floods cause devastating losses and damage across the world. Growing population in ill-planned flood prone coastal and riverine areas are increasingly exposed to more extreme rainfall events. With more population and economic asset at risk, governments, banks, international development and relief agencies, and private firms are investing in flood reduction measures.

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40

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Date: 

04/05/2015 to 06/05/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 15/02/2015

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Venue City: 

Boulder

Venue Country: 

  • United States of America

Event Organisers: 

Dartmouth Flood Observatory at University of Colorado, NCAR

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NASA: Two Waves Formed Japan's Destructive Tsunami

NASA and Ohio State University researchers have discovered the major tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki quake centered off northeastern Japan was a long-hypothesized "merging tsunami." The tsunami doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges, amplifying its destructive power at landfall.

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Publishing Date: 

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 09:52

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38

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January 2011

Issue Date: 

Mon, 07/02/2011
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Pakistan flood disaster 'predictable'

Last year's disastrous floods in Pakistan could have been minimized if European weather monitors had shared their data and it had been properly processed, U.S. researchers said Monday.

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Wed, 02/02/2011 - 16:47

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34

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Satellite data to improve flood forecasting

As the residents of Queensland, Australia, turn to the mammoth task of cleaning up after the devastating floods over the last weeks, data from ESA's

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Wed, 26/01/2011 - 15:39

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-21

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143
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