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Press Release 13-176

In wake of Hurricane Sandy, Oklahoma tornadoes, NSF awards $32 million in hazards sustainability grants

Scientists will study ways of predicting and responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires

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Image showing coastal region with colapsed highways and houses demaged by hurricane Sandy

NSF Hazards Sustainability scientists will study hurricane evacuation during storms like Sandy.

Credit: FEMA


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Photo of tornado in the field

Hazards Sustainability awardees will study ways of predicting, responding to tornadoes.

Credit: NOAA


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Wildfire in a forest

Hazards SEES researchers will develop cyberinfrastructure for monitoring, prediction of wildfires.

Credit: USFS


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Volcanic eruption

What are the precursors to volcanic eruptions? Hazards SEES grantees are looking for answers.

Credit: USGS


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Houses damaged by the earthquake in Haiti.

Earthquake damage, here pictured in Haiti, can be severe. NSF Hazards SEES scientists will study earthquake scenarios for the Pacific Northwest.

Credit: USGS


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People running away from a tsunami-caused wave

Improved tsunami alerts and warnings are among the subjects Hazards SEES scientists will research.

Credit: NOAA


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