AI-based model to help anticipate flash floods


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Ana P. Barros
Ana P. Barros

A research team led by CEE Professor and Department Head Ana P. Barros is developing an AI-assisted foundational model to anticipate heavy rainfall and flash floods in the Appalachian Mountains. AI’s ability to detect patterns in complex data will improve current forecasting ability and create more accurate flood predictions. 

With these advanced modeling capabilities, authorities and emergency managers in vulnerable communities can better implement plans that maximize safety and mitigate damage. 

The project is funded through IBM’s Sustainability Accelerator and detailed in a Jan. 19, 2024, article in Triple Pundit.

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This story was published February 15, 2024.