Weston Roundtable Series - Valeriy Ivanov, Ph.D, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering U of MI
Hydraulics of Urban Floods and Ecohydrology of the Amazon Rainforest
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Flooding due to heavy precipitation is the most impactful natural hazard of all weather-related events. Using developments in uncertainty quantification, we address the effects of environment complexity on propagation of flood waves in urbanized landscapes and explore whether real-time forecasting at “human action” scale is feasible. We also discuss recent droughts in the Amazon that highlight rainforest vulnerability. Using tree-scale observations from central and eastern Amazonia, we present..