New Research

UCI Researchers Look at Compounding Effects of Ocean- and Land-based Flooding

Aug. 28, 2017
From the Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

Coastal areas are threatened by both oceanic and terrestrial flooding, and the combination of these factors is especially concerning as sea levels continue to rise. Untangling how oceans and rivers interact – their so-called compounding effects – is a challenge for scientists and engineers trying to… Read More

Nuisance Flooding can be as Costly Over Time as Extreme Events

Though major storm events like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy receive the lion’s share of media attention for the losses they inflict, new FloodRISE research demonstrates that smaller, more frequent nuisance flooding events can be just as costly to coastal communities. In a new paper published by Earth’s Future, FloodRISE researchers Hamed Moftakhari, Amir… Read More

Dr. Brett Sanders Presents a New Way of Modeling Flood Risk

FloodRISE PI Brett Sanders joined leading international experts on flood modeling for the 4th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) Congress in Liege, Belgium from July 27-29, 2016 to discuss sustainable hydraulics in an era of global change. His keynote lecture, “Co-development of coastal flood models: Making the leap from expert analysis… Read More

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Using Public Participation GIS to Better Understand Local Flood Risk Perceptions

Knowing where flooding is likely to occur is key for preparedness, but who knows best about the location of floodwaters? New research from the Social Ecology Team explores this question using public participation GIS data collected in a 2014 door-to-door survey of Newport Beach residents. As part of this survey, residents were asked to… Read More

FloodRISE Scholars Share New Research at Conference

Research Associate Jochen Schubert and Graduate Student Researcher Wing Cheung took the conversation about flood hazards to an international audience with presentations at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Schubert’s talk made the case that maps can play an important role in supporting decision-making processes associated with adaptation… Read More

Nuisance Flooding is Becoming More than Inconvenient

In a new article published in Geophysical Research Letters, FloodRISE researchers contend that nuisance flooding is a growing challenge for coastal communities with significant socio-economic and public health risks in coming years. They demonstrate that the frequency of nuisance flooding has increased in previous decades, with impacts such as public inconvenience, business interruption, and… Read More