‘One question, of course, is whether the frequency and magnitude of floods are increasing through time. There are many predictions that due to a warmer atmosphere this should be the case.’
– Bob Brakenridge
Many climate models predict more climate extremes as this century progresses. If the models are correct, we can expect more droughts, and more flooding. In this 8-minute podcast, EarthSky’s Lindsay Patterson talks with Dartmouth geographer Bob Brakenridge, who founded the Dartmouth Flood Observatory in 1993.
With an extensive website and nearly real-time tracking capability, the Observatory’s map collection shows the long-term, global effects of floods.
This podcast was made possible by NASA’s Terra Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet.
Our thanks to:
Dartmouth Flood Observatory
Learning to love science. As a producer for EarthSky, Lindsay Patterson interviews some of the world's most fascinating scientists. Through EarthSky, her work content is syndicated on some of the world's top media websites, including USAToday.com and Reuters.com. Patterson is also charged with helping to stay in steady communication with the thousands of scientists who contribute to EarthSky's work of making the voice of science heard in a noisy world. She graduated from Colorado College with a degree in creative writing, and a keen interest in all forms of journalism and media.