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Hurricane Harvey Rapid Response Geosciences Research Missions

Rapid Response missions like these are critical for responding to, preparing for and understanding extreme weather events and natural disasters. Help support these essential projects with a gift today. So far we have raised $3,300!

Hurricane Harvey Rapid Response Geosciences Research Missions

The Jackson School of Geosciences is conducting Rapid Response research missions to look at the effects of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas coast. This research will investigate the impacts of abrupt, catastrophic geoscience processes on coastlines. Most importantly, it will help determine the best ways to deal with many coastal issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and how we might better prepare for such events in the future. 

As geoscientists, it is critical that we use our expertise to help find ways to mitigate the effects of such catastrophic weather events. We are flying a 6-day airborne lidar and imagery survey of parts of the Texas coast, mounting an offshore marine geophysical survey (bathymetry, sidescan, chirp) and sampling sediment. We have been surveying the Texas coast using these methods for several years, so we have good baseline data to compare with our findings. 

Help support this Rapid Response mission with a gift today. Contributions of any amount make a difference. Thank you for your support!




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