The impact of urbanization on regional climate and flood frequency over Milwaukee, WI
Speaker: Long Yang, Visiting Student Research Collaborator
Series: EEWR Brown Bag Seminars
Location: Engineering Quad E225
Date/Time: Friday, May 4, 2012, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Based on long-term, high resolution streamflow and rainfall dataset, we analyzed the hydroclimatology and hydrometeorology of flooding in Milwaukee during the past few decades. We observed: (1) nonstationarities in flood frequency is relevant to urban expansion; (2) a significant transition of flood-producing system from snow-melting to warm season convective thunderstorms; (3) the spatial distribution of heavy rainfall climatology could be associated with the impact of urbanization. We also provided a case study of typical warm season heavy rainfall event over Milwaukee, to show some evidence of urbanization effect on regional climate.
Please note: Long Yang and Ting Sun will be giving the seminar together.