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Extreme Events in the News

UB Faculty on panels studying state response to natural disasters

Two UB experts will be doing important work on commissions analyzing how New York State can strengthen its response to natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed homes through wind, flood and fire, and left millions of people without electricity, transportation and other critical services for days or weeks. The faculty members are Chris Renschler, associate professor of geography, and Adel Sadek, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering. Read the full story by Charlotte Hsu, published: December 10, 2012

Simulating volcanic eruptions, one blast at a time

A new UB study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters examines maar craters, which resemble the bowl-like cavities formed by meteorites but are in some ways more mysterious. Scientists often can discern pertinent details about meteorites—when they struck, how large they were, the angle they approached Earth and other information—by measuring the diameter and volume of the impact crater.
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by Cory Nealon, published: November 26, 2012.

Funding Opportunities

Hurricane Sandy-related Quick Response Grant Proposals Sought

The Natural Hazards Center, located at the University of Colorado Boulder, is issuing a special call for Hurricane Sandy-related Quick Response Grant proposals. Awards are typically for $2,000 and are primarily used for travel-related expenses. Find out how to apply.


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