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07-07-1998

National Weather Service Forecasters To Get The Lowdown On Ice-jam Flooding At Clarkson Ice Symposium

Recent flooding around the nation brought the country's attention to the fragile relationships we maintain with our rivers. The danger is not diminished in the winter months, when ice-related flooding threatens many communities along northern waterways. To find out more about this problem, a group of National Weather Service forecasters will join 200 scientists and engineers from around the globe in a special session that's part of the IAHR Ice Symposium at Clarkson University July 27-31. At the five-day gathering, researchers from Russia to New Zealand will present 150 papers on topics ranging from how the Arctic and Antarctica ice cover affects global warming, to what role ice mechanics play in Arctic oil exploration. The symposium, sponsored by the International Association of Hydraulic Research, provides a unique opportunity for U.S. cold regions scientists and engineers to exchange experiences and challenges in ice research with their international colleagues.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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