Topic: Gordon Wells

Evacuation Tracking System Developed by CSR Receives Major International Award

Oct. 14, 2011

A mass evacuation tracking system developed after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has won a major award from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

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Engineers Find New "Lake," Prompting Emergency Floodwater Release from Falcon Dam

July 19, 2010

The Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin has discovered that a 200-square-mile lake has formed in the Rio Grande Basin of northern Mexico, threatening residents of Starr County and others in the Rio Grande Valley.

Gordon Wells, a research engineer with the center, has been closely monitoring the engineering research center's satellite imagery to anticipate regional flooding. On July 9 he discovered the new "lake," about the same size as the Rio Grande River mainstream reservoir and fishing paradise, Falcon International Reservoir.

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Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

July 12, 2010

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, The University of Texas at Austin is marshaling its expertise to respond.

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Scientists Produce 3-D Models of BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Using Ranger Supercomputer

June 3, 2010

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are using the Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) Ranger supercomputer to produce 3-D simulations of the impact of BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill on coastal areas.

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With Hurricane Ike, researchers develop next-generation forecasts to safeguard coastal communities

Nov. 17, 2008

Science at the Center of the Storm: It was Sept. 7, 2008, six days before Hurricane Ike, the third most destructive hurricane in U.S. history, crashed into the Texas coast. Ike had already made landfall in Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, and in the coming days would gather strength over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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