By: Stephen Greenwell
With a $675,000 grant from NASA, researchers at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and the University of California, Irvine are launching a new flood risk assessment project focusing on sandy beaches and dunes.
Pietro Milillo, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will work on the research with Brett Sanders, UCI Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Together, they will develop new observational strategies and techniques to measure sandy beaches and dunes, and use technologies like interferometric synthetic aperture radar and lidar, which involves targeting an object with laser light to obtain precise size and distance measurements.
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