Water Resources Engineering

Fritz co-edits tsunami special issue of Pure and Applied Geophysics

The journal Pure and Applied Geophysics published a special issue this month focusing on tsunamis in 2011 and 2012, including the massive wave that struck Japan and caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Hermann Fritz co-edited the issue.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Could Florida draw power from the ocean? Christian Science Monitor highlights research by Haas, Fritz

The Christian Science Monitor highlighted work Dec. 4 by Kevin Haas and Hermann Fritz that evaluated the power-producing potential of ocean currents.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tsunami expert Fritz appears on CNN Chile to talk prediction, recovery

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Hermann Fritz talked about tsunamis at length this weekend on CNN Chile, explaining the difficulties in predicting the massive waves. Fritz is in Chile for a series of seminars on earthquakes and tsunamis, including an international gathering on ports engineering and operations.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Girl Scouts' camp a test bed for turning tides into electricity

The Girl Scouts are considering building an “eco-village” on the island they own along Georgia’s coast, and they want to harness the ebb and flow of the tide to power it. The camp would be a place for young girls to learn about sustainability and green energy, and as part of that, the organization wants it to be completely self-sustaining. They’ve turned to Kevin Haas to help. Haas studies tidal energy and is an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


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