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Mapping a glacial path of destruction
The dangerous power of glacial outburst floods—or jokulhlaups—will be easier to predict thanks to new models developed by a Leeds researcher and presented at the International Glaciological Society symposium in Iceland this Friday (June 23). View News Article (2006-06-20)

The Flash Before the Flood
Flash floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States, and because of their unpredictability they're the leading weather-related cause of death for Americans. View News Article (2008-11-21)

Exeter's world-leading climate change research showcased in prestigious science event
University of Exeter research into the impact of climate change will be featured at a prestigious science event in the USA, held this week. View News Article (2016-02-16)

Is Britain flooding more than before?
Are river floods becoming more common? Are they bigger than they used to be? According to the results of a study to be published online today in Journal of Quaternary Science, researchers from the University of Wales in Aberystwyth demonstrate that Britain is now flooding more than in the past due to deforestation. Accurate instrumental records of flooding only go back a few decades making it... View News Article (2003-02-25)

Floods created home of Europe's biggest waterfall, study shows
A massive canyon that is home to Europe's most powerful waterfall was created in a matter of days by extreme flooding, new research reveals. View News Article (2015-02-10)

Floods policy is more than a knee-jerk response to crisis
One billion people, a sixth of the world's population, currently live in the path of potential major flood disasters, according to a recent report from the UN University in Tokyo. In Britain, dramatic flooding of rivers has become a regular feature of evening news programmes. And each time major flooding occurs in the UK, the public demands an immediate response from the authorities. ESRC-funded... View News Article (2004-06-22)

Luminous grains of sand determine year of historic storm flood
Scientists at TU Delft have successfully matched a layer of sediment from the dunes near Heemskerk to a severe storm flood that occurred in either 1775 or 1776. View News Article (2011-10-12)

Ocean rip currents claim more lives than other natural hazards
Rip currents claim more lives in Australia on average each year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined, UNSW research shows.  View News Article (2013-12-02)

Century of data shows intensification of water cycle but no increase in storms or floods
A review of the findings from more than 100 peer-reviewed studies shows that although many aspects of the global water cycle have intensified, including precipitation and evaporation, this trend has not consistently resulted in an increase in the frequency or intensity of tropical storms or floods over the past century. View News Article (2006-03-16)

Deforestation in snowy regions causes more floods
New research suggests that cutting down swaths of forest in snowy regions at least doubles - and potentially quadruples - the number of large floods that occur along the rivers and streams passing through those forests.  View News Article (2012-10-04)

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