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Sunday, March 18

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    Professor Kerry Emanuel , a climate scientist at MIT initiated the Flood Vulnerability Study in the fall of 2016 to evaluate the applicability of his global tropical storm pathway prediction models to the Cambridge campus area for understanding future climate change impacts to MIT.  As part of this work, the urban storm-water flooding of the campus was modeled by MIT Researcher Ken Strzepek, to evaluate the capacity of the campus landscape to attenuate storm-water flows. 
    Preliminary findings suggest that the campus buildings and landscape are already exposed to significant flooding conditions under extreme storms in today’s climate, while climate changes are anticipated to further exacerbate the intensity, frequency and duration of future flooding events. Buildings and infrastructure of greatest flood exposure are being identified for informing next step efforts by campus planners for determining adaptation plans.
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