2018-2019 Seminar Series

CUERE seminars are held in TRC 206 at 2 PM.

September 7, 2018         (Note time/location change:  1-4 PM, Main Seminar Room, UMBC South Campus)
The 2016 and 2018 Ellicott City Flash Floods:  Meteorology, Hydrology, Emergency Response and Future Directions

Jeffrey Halverson, UMBC and The Capital Weather Gang
“Meteorology of the 2016 and 2018 Ellicott City flash floods, and continued challenges for prediction”

Andrew J . Miller, UMBC
“What do we know about extreme floods in Ellicott City and the Baltimore metropolitan region?”

Matthew Cashman, USGS
“Reconstruction of extreme flood flows in the 2016 and 2018 Ellicott City floods using USGS indirect methods and new techniques”

David Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
“GeoCollaborate(R): StormCenter’s Geospatial Approach to Situational Awareness for Ellicott City Businesses, Residents, Howard County and the Federal Government”

Ryan Miller, Director
Howard County Government, Office of Emergency Management
“Ellicott City – Local Emergency Manager’s Perspective”

Mark S. Richmond, P.E., Chief
Howard County Government, Storm Water Management Division, Bureau of Environmental Services
“Historic Ellicott City Stormwater Infrastructure – Building for the Future”

September 21, 2018
Dr. Stian Rice
Kent State University
“Food system change and mass starvation: a structural approach to famine genesis”

October 5, 2018
William Burris
JBLE, Joint Base Andrews, Dover AFB
Air Force Civil Engineer Center
“US Air Force Response to PFOS/PFOA, a challenging emerging contaminant issue”

October 26, 2018
Dr. Alex Mahalov
Arizona State University
“Monsoon Floods, Thunderstorms Precipitation, Flash Floods and Dust Storms Impacting Urban Areas in the Southwest and Beyond”

November 2, 2018
Dr. Tess Thompson
Virginia Tech
“Streambank erosion:  Processes, prediction, and the surprising role of enthalpy”

April 26, 2019
Dr. Daniel P. Sheer
“Credible Models Indicate Aeration Can Eliminate the Dead Zone in the Central Chesapeake Bay. How to Proceed? Pros, Cons, Politics and a Way Forward”