Climate uncertainty colors flood risk assessment

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Understanding how climate change will affect the flooding of rivers may become easier with a new framework for assessing flood risk that’s been developed by an interdisciplinary team from Penn State.

“New home builders want to know how high they have to put their buildings to be safe for the future,” said Alfonso Mejia, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. “They want to know how the flood zones are…

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News Source: https://phys.org/news/2021-11-climate-uncertainty.html