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Quantifying Flood Risk and Hazard in Highly Urbanized Coastal Watersheds
Today, nearly half of the global population lives within 150 km of a coastline. As continued coastal development coincides with rising sea levels and more frequent and intense storms, the incidence, and cost of natural ...
Watershed-scale Distributed Hydrologic Modeling and Assessment of Low Impact Development Features in White Oak Bayou, Houston, TX
This thesis proposes a method for modeling urban site-scale Low Impact Development (LID) features at the watershed-scale to evaluate the as-yet unknown performance of LID in a high intensity rainfall region. Increased ...
Development of a Framework to Simulate Storm Surge-Induced Aboveground Storage Tank Spills
This thesis introduces a modeling framework for simulating the surface trajectory of aboveground storage tank (AST) spills caused by flotation failure during storm surge events. A single tank failure can be catastrophic ...
Transformation and morphological impact of low-frequency waves during hurricane attack
Field measurements of wave, current, and sediment dynamics in the nearshore environment during extreme events are scarce due to energetic waves and rapid bed level changes that can damage or shift instrumentation. ...