A more precise definition could help cities and governments prepare and respond to hazards.
A new book presents the latest tools in remote sensing technologies and modeling approaches for addressing challenges and meeting future needs in global flood hazard mapping and prediction.
Cities typically build wastewater treatment facilities in low-lying areas. A new national study identifies which plants are most vulnerable to coastal flooding.
How remote sensing of streams provides valuable data for the characterization, prediction, and warning of impending flash floods.
Experimental studies of frictional weakening beneath a deadly rock avalanche in China help to clarify the mechanisms that cause these devastating natural disasters.
Tweets, if scrutinized closely, may allow scientists to map hazards in real time, helping to guide emergency response.
The model, released by the National Weather Service, will provide neighborhood-level flood forecasting.
Mud layers in a stalagmite from a cave on the Yucatán Peninsula show hurricane activity was steady or elevated throughout the Maya collapse.