Tag Archive: noaa

Sep 07 2012

What is a Hurricane Storm Surge and How is it Predicted? (Video)

In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, in which the damage was again done primarily by the storm surge and rain, I thought this video from NOAA rather appropriate. It’s a short instructional video explaining what exactly the “storm surge” is and what they are doing to forecast and predict it using a computer model called …

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Feb 27 2012

A Few Good Reads (2/27/12): CVFPP Impact on Farms

This week: Final year of the river video from American Rivers, CVFPP impact on farms, the bare levee policy in California, NOAA breaking ground on new water center, and some tips on how to fight work burn out.  Commentary: Board needs to hear about flood plan [CVFPP] impact on farms (AgAlert) Of this approximately 40,000-acre …

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Oct 03 2011

A Few Good Reads (10/3/11)

This week: revisiting Cadillac Desert, climate change and California, learning from Joplin, and vDatum. Cadillac Desert revisited: Marc Reisner’s landmark water study tested and vindicated  (by Dennis Myers, Reno News and Review) The book, by Marc Reisner, challenged basic beliefs by which the West had been developed and governed, beliefs still widely held by some …

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Sep 13 2011

Flooding in Pennsylvania: The Broken Record of 2011

I initially did not look very closely at the headlines about more flooding in Pennsylvania and the Northeast. I assumed it was more coverage on the flooding from Hurricane Irene. The year that is 2011 that saw disastrous flooding in the area just over a week prior, would again bring us record flooding, this time …

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