Topic: Emergency response preparation

Cockrell School of Engineering Faculty Partner with IBM to Accelerate Real-Time Flood Prediction Technology

Aug. 23, 2011

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering and IBM have applied advanced analytics to river systems, weather and sensor data, to predict the Guadalupe River's behavior more than a 100 times the normal speed. Simulating thousands of branches at a time, this technology could help provide up to one week warning of a flood, allowing more time for disaster prevention and preparedness.

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