Posts tagged with: "Extreme Events Institute"

Key West residents battled Hurricane Geroges' 90 mph winds along Houseboat Row in Key West, Fla., during Hurricane Geroges' landing on Friday, Sept. 25, 1998. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Dave Martin

What you need to know about protecting your home in the age of disasters

With recent hurricanes destroying towns, earthquakes tearing cities apart and rising sea levels threatening to inundate regions, people around the […]

Students from Florida Christian School set up their model building in front of FIU's Wall of Wind fans

Wall of Wind Challenge attracts next generation of engineers

Eight students from Coral Park Senior High School huddled together, a question hanging in the air: Would the model building […]

Speaking truth to power: Please don’t call them natural disasters

Speaking truth to power: Please don’t call them natural disasters

The following article by Richard Olson appeared on the web site of the Natural Hazards Center as part of its Research […]

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

—By JoAnn C. Adkins, Ayleen Barbel Fattal ’06, Evelyn S. Gonzalez and Chrystian Tejedor ’04, MBA ’15 When extreme weather […]

Predicting the next big one

Predicting the next big one

The 2017 hurricane season will go on record as one of the most active and devastating in recent history, yet […]

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FIU in D.C.: DACA solution in play, hurricane researchers share analysis

FIU in D.C.: DACA solution in play, hurricane researchers share analysis

FIU is working hard to ensure policy makers receive analysis of the impact of recent hurricanes directly from FIU researchers while […]

Disaster expert rates Irma planning and response

Disaster expert rates Irma planning and response

Richard Olson researches the political fallout from natural disasters and has been involved in more than 20 field responses and […]

FIU 2017 hurricane season experts

FIU 2017 hurricane season experts

FIU has several experts who are available to discuss various issues related to hurricanes and their consequences. For help reaching FIU’s […]

INTERACTIVE: Preeminent research programs explained

INTERACTIVE: Preeminent research programs explained

Great universities understand that they are truly the sum of their parts. They are home to programs that uplift communities […]

FIU's Wall of Wind

FIU featured by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

FIU is a leading voice on hurricane preparedness. Two recent examples of FIU’s impact: Associate Director of FIU’s Extreme Events […]

Florida's mangroves move inland to keep up with salt water intrusion caused by sea level rise.

Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change

When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National […]

Disaster preparedness goes mobile with new app

Disaster preparedness goes mobile with new app

Business owners now have a new tool to help them prepare for disasters thanks to a mobile disaster preparedness application […]

FIU Earthquake Experts

FIU Earthquake Experts

Following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador and the twin earthquakes in southern Japan, FIU researchers are available to […]

FIU’s climate change/sea level rise experts

FIU’s climate change/sea level rise experts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts sea levels in South Florida will rise from three to seven inches by […]

FIU, National Hurricane Center join forces to improve storm surge forecasting in Haiti and Dominican Republic

FIU, National Hurricane Center join forces to improve storm surge forecasting in Haiti and Dominican Republic

FIU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center (NOAA-NHC) will develop a storm surge database for Haiti […]

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