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National Science Foundation (USA) 2016

Extreme Floods in Arid/Semi-Arid Watersheds : Paired Studies in Israel and the US

Arid/Semi-Arid Watersheds

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Titre : Extreme Floods in Arid/Semi-Arid Watersheds : Paired Studies in Israel and the US

Organismes NSF : Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)

Durée : September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019

Description
Extreme floods have significant societal and environmental impacts in arid/semi-arid regions. However, these extreme floods occur only rarely in these dry areas. Because they are rare events, it is a challenge to understand the root causes for these floods and to determine ways to prevent adverse impacts. In this study, flood response in a different watersheds in the Southwestern US and Israel will be examined and properties of extreme floods in the two study regions will be compared. Examining different watersheds in two geographically distinct settings will allow the investigators to better understand the physical mechanisms controlling extreme floods in arid/semi-arid regions. Results obtained from this research will be of significant interest to a wide range of users, including emergency management offices, regional planning programs and flood forecasting offices

Partenaires : James Smith jsmith princeton.edu (Principal Investigator)

Financement : $295,967.00

Présentation (National Science Foundation)

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