University of Delaware News

Study: Offshore Wind Farms Can Reduce Hurricane Precipitation

With the United States being pummeled over the last couple of years with several high-category, high-damage hurricanes, the University of Delaware’s Cristina Archer recently published a paper that discovered an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: they lessen the …

Scientists Develop Low-Cost Flood Sensing System

As occupants of the lowest lying state in the nation, residents of Delaware face the danger of roadway flooding regularly. Consequentially state agencies like the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) have made it a priority to monitor the status of …

Team Studies New Methods to Support Hurricane Evacuation Decision-Making

Hurricanes are dynamic. Wind speeds change as the storm progresses and rainfall varies widely, creating tremendous uncertainty as the natural elements interact with man and man-made infrastructure. Roads may close, traffic patterns may change, leading to travel delays that could …

Professors Study Storm’s Impact on Delaware Coast

University of Delaware professors are researching the impact of this month’s winter storm on the coastal geology and marine ecosystems. The News Journal reports researchers headed to the shore as soon as roads were passable to examine the damage and …

Driver’s Ed for Disaster Response Robots

How do you teach a robot to get into vehicle and drive it? Three University of Delaware professors plan to figure it out by the end of next year. Christopher Rasmussen, Ioannis Poulakakis and Herbert Tanner are part of a …