Tag: David Rogers

New Orleans’ levee system failure after Katrina has mistaken culprit

Posted by on May 27, 2015

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A Missouri University of Science and Technology professor has defined the elements that led to the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and has established a clear sense of responsibility in the levee system’s failure.

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Missouri S&T earthquake expert to speak at St. Louis event

Posted by on January 31, 2008

Dr. J. David Rogers, the Karl F. Hasselmann Chair in geological engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will discuss detailed studies of downtown St. Louis and make recommendations for new building codes during an event to promote earthquake awareness on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Data Center Auditorium in St. Louis.         

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Why are we losing Louisiana?

Posted by on October 15, 2007

The Mississippi Delta region was losing land long before Hurricane Katrina came ashore. But the correlation between land loss and the risk of flooding in the region is now more evident than ever.         

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San Andreas vs. New Madrid: Midwest quakes pack a punch

Posted by on April 13, 2006

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The 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake that devastated San Francisco is a time to reflect on the awesome power of the San Andreas fault. But there’s a fault in the Midwest that packs an even greater punch, according to an earthquake expert at the University of Missouri-Rolla. 

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