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PubTalk 2/2010 — ARkSTORM

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A Scenario of a Massive West Coast Storm

By Dale Cox, Project Manager, USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project


  • Scientists are preparing ARkStorm for emergency planning and disaster preparedness
  • A series of "Atmospheric River" events slams into the West Coast with hurricane force overal several weeks
  • Weather models show expected hazards such as floods, landslides, and erosion impacting life and property
  • Storms of this magnitude are projected to become more frequent and intense as a result of changing climate conditions




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