Category Archives: Extreme events

The Oroville Dam 2017 Spillway Incident – Possible Causes and Solutions

by Telis Koskinas

On February 2017, Oroville Dam gained worldwide attention when its main spillway suddenly failed, seemingly without precedent, under natural operating conditions.

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Post-mortem on the forecasts of Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew

by Judith Curry

Reflections on forecasting hurricanes in light of U.S. landfalling Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, highlighting the complexities of forecast ensemble interpretation.

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International Water Prize

by Judith Curry

Peter Webster has been awarded the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Creativity Prize for Water.

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Snowpocalypse – not

pby Judith Curry

Some reflections on the east coast U.S. snowstorm: the forecasts, their communication and the response.

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UK floods in context

by Judith Curry

“If we look at the broader base of evidence then we see things that support the premise that climate change has been making a contribution.” – Dame Julia Slingo

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