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How much debris is lying on glaciers?

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 16:14
Scientist show a possibility to detect the extent of debris on mountain glaciers globally and automatically vi a satellite monitoring. The scientists used the cloud computing platform Google Earth Engine for their study.

Nobody wins in a landslide

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 17:16
Researchers are adding specific details on landslides to the Nevada map of known hazards.

World Heritage Sites threatened by rising sea levels

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 16:10
In the Mediterranean region, there are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in low-lying coastal areas. In the course of the 21st century, these sites will increasingly be at risk by storm surges and increasing coastal erosion due to sea-level rise.

Ground shaking during devastating flood offers new insights

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 19:39
Scientists were able to record a sudden outburst of a glacial lake with seismometers deployed the year before in the wake of the catastrophic Ghorka earthquake in April 2015. The authors of a new study argue that such major flood events have a greater impact on erosion rates than the annual monsoon rainfalls. The reason is that the water masses mobilize large boulders and coarse sediment which usually protect the riverbed.

Hawai'i land impacted by sea level rise may be double previous estimates

Thu, 27/09/2018 - 21:42
By including models of dynamical physical processes such as erosion and wave run-up, a team of researchers has determined that land area in Hawai'i vulnerable to future sea level rise may be double previous estimates.

Global coastal wetlands need to move inland in fight against climate change

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 18:36
Up to 30 per cent of coastal wetlands could be lost globally by the year 2100 with a dramatic effect on global warming and coastal flooding, if action is not taken to protect them, new research warns.

Predicting landslide boundaries two weeks before they happen

Wed, 15/08/2018 - 15:29
Researchers have developed a software tool that uses applied mathematics and big data analytics to predict the boundary of where a landslide will occur, two weeks in advance.

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 17:52
Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, according to a new study.

Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many mountain regions of the western U.S., Canada

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 21:27
Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western United States and Canada due to climate change.

Cost of flood losses in Maritimes could increase by up to 300 percent

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 13:35
The financial costs of flooding in Canada's maritime region could spike by 300 percent by the end of the century if steps are not taken to address the impacts of climate change.

Flood detection a surprising capability of microsatellites mission

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 21:04
Hurricanes bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to coastal communities, a potent combination that can lead to devastating damage.