News tagged with hydrology

Predicting the extent of flash flooding

Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa's Flood of 2008—which swamped many Iowa communities, along with ten square miles of Cedar Rapids—are notoriously difficult to predict.

dateMar 10, 2015 in General Physics
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How effective are we in tackling water security?

A new paper published in Science has examined how regions around the world are coping with variable and unpredictable freshwater resources caused through drought or floods, and how this affects economic output ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in Environment
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The pink noise of water quality

Lakes and streams are an essential supply of freshwater. Monitoring their water quality relies on measuring their chemistry. Researchers from ETH Zürich and the British research institute CEH have discovered ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in Environment
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New technique measures evaporation globally

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Boston University have developed the first method to map evaporation globally using weather stations, which will help scientists evaluate water resource management, assess recent trends ...

dateApr 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Improving flood predictions in developing nations

(Phys.org)—When deadly floodwaters devastated Pakistan in early September, Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Peter Webster and Research Associate Kristofer Shrestha weren't surprised. They had forecasted the disaster ...

dateJan 09, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Glacial organic matter and carbon cycling

An international collaboration led by Tom Battin from the Department of Limnology of the University of Vienna unravels the role of Alpine glaciers for carbon cycling. The scientists uncover the unexpected ...

dateSep 17, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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