- Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019
- Monday, Sep 16, 2019
As a microcosm of the challenges facing coastal cities around the world, New York’s Jamaica Bay pretty much has it all.
Home to about 3 million people, one of the world's busiest airports and sensitive coastal ecosystems, Jamaica Bay is a lagoon bordered by Brooklyn and Queens at the southwestern edge of Long Island. This region is vulnerable to an evolving set of threats, including sea-level rise, increasingly intense storms and shifting rainfall patterns.
- Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
In summer heat, cities may swelter more than nearby suburbs and rural areas. And while the size of this urban heat island effect varies widely among the world’s cities, heat island intensity can largely be explained by a city’s population and precipitation level, researchers reported in a paper published Sept. 4 in the journal Nature.
- Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood that has a 1% chance of happening every year.
But Princeton researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in New England; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shorelines.
- Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti has been selected to receive the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)'s Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research.
The award cites Debenedetti's "seminal research contributions on the metastable liquid-liquid phase transition and properties of water at supercooled conditions."
- Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
From gas stoves to rocket ships, everyday conveniences and cutting-edge technologies depend on burning fuels. Underlying these processes is the complex science of combustion, which combines chemistry, fluid mechanics and other areas that can be challenging for researchers to integrate.