‘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