Floods just ravaged western Europe, fires are devastating the West Coast, and forecasters are projecting a busier-than-normal Atlantic hurricane season: extreme weather is on the rise, and it’s not going away any time soon. At Stanford, researchers are applying machine learning to understand these extreme weather phenomena – specifically, extreme precipitation and flooding in the Midwest.

“We know that flooding has been getting worse,” said lead author Frances Davenport, a PhD student in Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, in an interview with Stanford’s Rob Jordan. “Our goal was to understand why extreme precipitation is increasing, which in turn could lead to better predictions about future flooding.”

Source: https://www.datanami.com/2021/08/11/machine-learning-illuminates-extreme-flooding-in-the-midwest/


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