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Building Infrastructure Resiliency to Extreme Snowmelt Events

Researchers focus on threat of extreme rain-snow events to public infrastructure

April 2018

Public hydraulic infrastructure is typically designed for once-a-century, 24-hour storms. With shifting earth system patterns, however, warm and rainy storms often create extreme runoff events in snow-impacted regions. PNNL researchers found that current design specifications may result in water runoff that exceeds the design limits of existing infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and culverts.

Scientist Named to Editorial Board of Journal of Coastal Research

Hydrodynamic modeling expert will organize special issues, conduct manuscript peer review

April 2018

Zhaoqing Yang, Chief Scientist at PNNL's Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim, Washington, was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Coastal Research.

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