Category: Extreme Events

Jorge V. Bajo Sanchez, Ph.D. Candidate

Izalco Volcano's Crater

I am a PhD. Candidate in the Geography Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo. My research focuses on the use of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing to reduce vulnerability and risk of volcanic hazards. My research consist on working with communities on the Ilamatepec (Santa Ana) Volcano, El Salvador and …

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IPLER responds to Hurricane Irene and Schoharie Creek Flood

On 8/28/2011 Eastern New York was heavily impacted by Hurricane Irene. Many areas were flooded, buildings destroyed, and travel became impossible.
About a week later, LESAM received permission to tour the area. Our interest was in mapping the extent of the damage and collecting ground truth data. Flood inundation area were modeled using HEC-RAS, and matched with aerial imagery as well as FEMA flood scenarios.