Drought is often the precursor to disaster but researchers at Princeton University have come up with an approach that uses satellite data and historical records to track drought as it emerges.
Archive – February 2012
The Engineering Mechanics Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has awarded the 2012 Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal to Professor Erik Vanmarcke. The award citation will read: "For developing methods of probabilistic modeling based on random fields with applications to reliability and risk assessment in geotechnical, wind, and earthquake engineering." In selecting Professor Vanmarcke for the award, the committee particularly noted that his work addre