Rethinking failure: Engineering for climate extremes

AMS Citation:
Jones, M. R., G. Holland, and J. M. Done, 2013: Rethinking failure: Engineering for climate extremes. Eos, 94, 474, doi:10.1002/2013EO490006.
Date:2013-12-03
Resource Type:article
Title:Rethinking failure: Engineering for climate extremes
Abstract: How does our built environment make society vulnerable to climate extremes such as flooding? What knowledge is required by engineering designers and risk managers to address the associated risks? How can engineering/scientific approaches be adapted to reduce vulnerability to weather and climate extremes? These were some of the key questions posed during a recent workshop at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which was attended by climate scientists, civil engineering practitioners, and governmental departments. Engineering design encompasses a broad range of applications; to focus discussions, this workshop targeted the specific theme of water resources.
Peer Review:Non-refereed
Copyright Information:Copyright 2013 American Geophysical Union.
OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d7t72jdr
Publisher's Version: 10.1002/2013EO490006
Author(s):
  • Mari Jones - NCAR/UCAR
  • Gregory Holland - NCAR/UCAR
  • James Done - NCAR/UCAR
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