Hossain gains international attention for study on large dams, precipitation

Posted by Karen Lykins - Friday, December 04 2009
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Fort Loudon Dam, courtesy TVA
Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Faisal Hossain is making international and national headlines for his recently released study examining if large dams are altering extreme weather patterns.

Interview requests came flooding in after the release of “Have Large Dams Altered Extreme Precipitation Patterns?” in the Dec. 1 issue of the American Geophysical Union journal “Eos.” Media outlets seeking Hossain’s comments and expertise include New Scientist, National Geographic News, MSNBC, Fox News and Wired.com.

"The idea that large dams built since the '30s and '40s to protect us from floods can come back to haunt us is a very provocative one," Hossain said.


Read the latest articles at the following links:


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,579087,00.html


http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/dam-weather/

http://www.livescience.com/environment/091203-dam-weather.html


http://integral.virishi.net/category/person/faisal_hossain

http://peakoil.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=53102

http://current.com/items/91609969_are-large-dams-altering-extreme-weather-patterns.htm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20091203/sc_livescience/arelargedamsalteringextremeweatherpatterns

http://www.mnn.com/home-blog/green-news-roundup/blogs/weekend-briefing-31