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Oregon Scholar's Quest to Understand Coastal Flooding

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Oregon State researchers have developed a new way of building computer models to help better understand coastal flooding. ARCS Scholar, Kai Parker, a civil engineering doctoral student, was lead author on the study which also included David Hill, professor of coastal and ocean engineering, Peter Ruggiero, professor of geology and geophysics, and Katherine Serafin, postdoctoral fellow at Stanford. “Our model is very useful since we can use it to explore an infinite variety of future flooding scenarios,” Parker said. “This allows us to better understand the risk of flooding in coastal communities as well as how this risk will change moving into the future." Read more . . . (Also see Coastal Engineering)

Article courtesy of Oregon State University, College of Engineering, eMomentum, June 2019