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Frameworks for Assessing the Vulnerability of U.S. Rail Systems to Extreme Heat and Flooding

Abstract Recent climatic trends show more flooding and extreme heat events and in the future transportation infrastructure may be susceptible to more frequent and intense environmental perturbations. Our transportation systems have largely been designed to withstand historical weather events, for example, floods that occur at an intensity that is experience once every 100 years, and there is evidence that these events are expected become more frequent. There are increasing efforts to better understand the impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure. An abundance of new research is emerging to study various aspects of climate change on transportation systems. Much of this research is focused on roadway networks and reliable automobile ... (more)
Contributor Chester, Mikhail (Author) / Fraser, Andrew (Author) / Bartos, Matthew (Author)
Identifier Stock Number: ASU-SSEBE-CESEM-2015-RPR-001
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Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
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