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North State Public Radio

Map Tracks Valley Deluge Should Either Lake Oroville Spillway Fail

North State Public Radio -
A map intended for planners and first responders plots the likely path of devastation should either of the compromised spillways at Lake Oroville fail while the reservoir is full.

Rebuilding Crystal Cove enters its final stage

Daily Pilot -
The 17 weathered cottages sit behind a fence at the base of a bluff that runs parallel to the ocean at the northern tip of Crystal Cove State Park.

Study: Nuisance flooding could be more costly than once thought

WNCT 9 -
In a new study, co-authored by Moftakhari Rostamkhani, researchers at U.C. Irvine find that the cost of repeated nuisance floods over time can be similar if not higher than the damage done by a storm or hurricane.
BBC World Service

Unravelling the mysteries of the Lut Desert

BBC World Service -
Expedition member Amir AghaKouchak, associate professor of hydrology at the University of California, Irvine was on hand to tell me more.
Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Nuisance" floods may cost U.S. cities as much as major hurricane disasters - scientists

Thomson Reuters Foundation -
Amir Aghakouchak, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine, [said]: "Since these events are not extreme, they don't get a lot of attention”.
The Huffington Post

Climate change is turning minor floods into a major problem

Huffington Post -
Just because these storms tend to fly under the radar both in media and research circles doesn’t mean they should be taken any less seriously, according to study co-author Amir AghaKouchak, a civil and environmental engineering professor at University of California, Irvine.
EE Times

SoC could power Star Trek-like medical scanner

EE Times -
"The applications range for our patented device range from imaging, sensing, spectroscopy, radar, and short-range indoor communications," Payam Heydari, UCI professor of electrical engineering and computer science, told EE Times in an exclusive interview.

UCI team's Hyperloop pod is ready to race in SpaceX competition on Sunday

Daily Pilot -
When a handful of UC Irvine students heard about the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition almost two years ago, they began work on their own designs in hopes of building a prototype for a high-speed ground transportation system.
Orange County Business Journal

Profs honored

Orange County Business Journal -
University of California, Irvine engineering Professor Michelle Khine and Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor, and Distinguished Professor Enrique Lavernia have been named 2016 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Los Angeles Times

How much rain did we get? Ask the iRain app, created at UC Irvine

Los Angeles Times -
With forecasters predicting the most powerful storm in a decade in Northern California this weekend — and more precipitation likely throughout the state in the coming days — UC Irvine engineers are hoping researchers, hydrologists and weather enthusiasts will make the most of their iRain mobile app.


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