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Here’s Why Salt Water Is Invading the Mississippi and Whether It Will Happen More Often

MES/CEE Associate Professor Samuel Munoz was featured in the Scientific American article “Here’s Why Salt Water Is Invading the Mississippi and Whether It Will Happen More Often.”

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How Low-Flow Events Are Affecting the Mississippi River

MES/CEE Associate Professor Samuel Muñoz’s research on “Mississippi River low-flows: context, causes, and future projections” was published in Environmental Research: Climate.

Predicting River Floods in New England

MES/CEE Associate Professor Samuel Muñoz is using satellite imagery and AI to develop a predictive model for river flooding in New England.

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NSF CAREER Award to Improve Flood Hazard Assessments

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Muñoz was awarded a $718,000 NSF CAREER award for “Sedimentary signatures of large riverine floods to constrain risk and build resiliency.”

Atmospheric Rivers can Lead to Massive Flooding and Deaths

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz and CEE Professor Auroop Ganguly explain how atmospheric rivers can lead to devastating floods. What are atmospheric rivers? Will climate change make them worse? Main photo: In an aerial view, a car and a pickup truck are seen inside a sinkhole as another storm created by a series of atmospheric […]

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Are Volcanoes Impacted by Climate Change? Or Is it the Other Way Around?

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz was featured in the article “Are volcanoes impacted by climate change? Or is it the other way around?“

Using Natural Barriers to Help Prevent Flooding

For those areas devastated by Hurricane Ian, Northeastern experts encourage residents to build in natural buffers to protect against flooding when rebuilding. With storms threatening to intensify, should Floridians stay or should they go? With hundreds of Floridians remaining in shelters weeks after Hurricane Ian devastated swathes of the Sunshine state, the question many residents […]

Record Temperatures Impacting Health and Infrastructure

CEE Professor Auroop Ganguly and MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz have been predicting that climate change would lead to record-breaking temperatures that would affect people’s health and dangerous environmental conditions.

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Investigating the Accumulation of Microplastics in the Environment

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz, CEE Professor Edward Beighley, and MES/COS/CEE Professor Aron Stubbins were awarded a $530K NSF grant for “Evaluating Patterns and Controls on Microplastic Accumulation in Floodplains.”

Exploring the Dangers of Microplastics

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz and MES/COS/CEE Professor Aron Stubbins are exploring how microplastics are accumulating in areas such as floodplains. Microplastics are everywhere, but their dangers largely remain a mystery, experts say Main photo: Samuel Munoz, Northeastern professor of marine and environmental sciences and civil and environmental engineering. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University They […]

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NSF Backs Study of Mississippi River’s Response to Climate Change

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Muñoz was featured in the EurekaAlert article “NSF backs study of Mississippi River’s response to climate change“.

Using State-of-the-Art Simulations to Determine Climate Effects on the Mississippi River

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Muñoz, in collaboration with Rice University, was awarded a $700K NSF grant for “Evaluating the Past and Future of Mississippi River Hydroclimatology to Constrain Risk via Integrated Climate Modeling, Observations, and Reconstructions.”

Plastics are a pervasive source of pollution. And they might also be significantly altering the Earth’s carbon cycle and our ability to monitor it, according to research by Northeastern’s Aron Stubbins. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Stubbins and Munoz Published in Science for Plastics in the Earth System

A research paper, titled, “Plastics in the Earth System” by Associate Professor Aron Stubbins, MES/COS/CEE, and Assistant Professor Samuel E. Muñoz, MES/CEE, was published in the journal Science.

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Designing Storm Strength Simulations to Predict and Mitigate Coastal Flooding

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Muñoz and CEE/MES Professor Qin Jim Chen, in collaboration with Jeffrey Donnelly from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, were awarded a $590K NSF grant for “Morphodynamic simulations of coastal storms and overwash to characterize back-barrier lake stratigraphies.”

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Studying Core Samples to Learn About Climate Patterns

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Muñoz is using sediment cores collected from the bottom of water sources that have compacted over thousands of years to help predict the future of our climate.

Reassessing Flood Management After Historic Flooding in Midwest

COS/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz answers questions about the recent record-breaking flooding in the Midwest.

2018 GRI Seed Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the four COE teams out of eight total receiving 2018 Seed Grant funding from the Global Resilience Institute (GRI). The resilience project topics range from coastal flooding prediction to combating opioid addiction. This year’s pool of proposals was particularly robust, with submissions demonstrating both strengths in their interdisciplinary approaches and in their promise […]

Determining Effect of Climate on Mississippi River Flooding

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz will be leading a $595K NSF grant for “Extreme floods on the lower Mississippi River in the context of late Holocene climatic variability” in collaboration with Liviu Giosan and Jeffrey Donnelly from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Zhixiong Shen from Coastal Carolina University.

River Engineering of the Mississippi Might Lead to Severe Flooding

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz is researching how the re-engineering of the Mississippi River to straighten and channelize it has had the unintended consequences of increasing the risk of severe flooding.

New Faculty Spotlight: Samuel Munoz

Samuel Munoz joins the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in September 2017 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Marine and Environmental Sciences.