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2010-03-16 14:44:01

An interdisciplinary team of physicists and geologists led by the University of Pennsylvania has made a major step toward predicting where and how large floods occur on river deltas and alluvial fans. In a laboratory, researchers created a miniature river delta that replicates flooding patterns seen in natural rivers, resulting in a mathematical model capable of aiding in the prediction of the next catastrophic flood. The results appear in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters....

2010-03-15 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the snowiest winter seasons in many years yields to warmer weather and the promise of rain and snowmelt, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's FloodSmart Campaign and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they are again working together during Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 15-19) to raise awareness of the dangers associated with flooding and steps to protect against damage. Year in and year out, floods are...

2010-03-10 13:30:00

CONCORD, Mass., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hydraulic engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are monitoring the water levels in the region's major rivers and the depth of snow cover throughout the region to regulate Corps of Engineers-managed dams and to minimize downstream impacts from the New England District headquarters in Concord, Mass. "The engineers in our Reservoir Control Center are especially busy now receiving reports from our field personnel on the water...

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2010-02-16 11:57:33

Researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) have, for the first time, analyzed all the articles published in the La Vanguardia newspaper between 1982 and 2007 linked to natural hazards, climate change and sustainable development. Over 25 years the press devoted more headlines to forest fires and droughts, even though floods are much more frequent and cause more damage. "If the press focus more on forest fires and droughts, then people also become more aware of these events, to such an...

2010-01-27 12:52:00

CONCORD, Mass., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hydraulic engineers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, were busy on Jan. 25-26 as heavy rains and snowmelt combined for a potential flood situation in New England. Engineers monitor water levels in the region's major rivers and the depth of snow cover throughout the region to regulate the 31 Corps-managed dams and two hurricane barriers in New England to minimize downstream flood impacts and tidal flooding. The...

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2010-01-14 10:37:15

Climate scientists offer revised view of what influences water source for billions of people Harvard climate scientists suggest that the Tibetan Plateau"”thought to be the primary source of heat that drives the South Asian monsoon"”may have far less of an effect than the Himalayas and other surrounding mountains. As the monsoon brings needed rainfall and water to billions of people each year, understanding its proper origin, especially in the context of global climate change, is...

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2009-12-26 09:20:00

On the 5th anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, an international scientific team has cautioned against claims that "Ëœbioshields' - belts of coastal trees - offer protection from tsunami or storm surges. In fact, planting alien trees along exposed coastlines will do more harm than good, by destroying local ecosystems, displacing people and taking money away from more effective coastal defense projects, according to the scientists. In the wake of the Indian Ocean Tsunami that...

2009-12-15 23:55:49

A Purdue University scientist has shown man-made changes to the landscape have affected Indian monsoon rains, suggesting that land-use decisions play an important role in climate change. Monsoon rainfall has decreased over the last 50 years in rural areas where irrigation has been used to increase agriculture in northern India, said Dev Niyogi, an associate professor of agronomy and earth and atmospheric sciences. At the same time, heavily urban areas are seeing an increase in heavy...

2009-12-10 13:00:00

Clark School's Galloway Among Engineers and Scientists Recommending River Reconnection to Prevent Flooding Disasters COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following news advisory was released by the A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: In the next issue of Science, five scientists and engineers recommend converting certain areas, now protected from low-level flooding, into natural flood dissipation areas in order to prevent flooding disasters that are normally...

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2009-12-01 10:35:00

A meteorological depression and natural tides have placed much of Venice - including St. Mark's Square - underwater, officials announced Monday. Forty-five percent of the city was reported to be swamped after the lagoon rose more than 4 feet. Between 1993 and 2002, Venice has flooded 50 times. The worst was on November, 4, 1966, when the city experienced catastrophic flooding, submerging Venice under 1.94 meters of water. Also, according to AFP, "In February 1986, levels reached 1.58 meters...


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2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.