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Inside the Colorado deluge

Inside the Colorado deluge | Digital Identity and Access Management | Scoop.it

"Two things that helped make this rainfall historic are breadth and duration. Colorado can get much higher rainfall rates for brief periods and over small areas."


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Meagan Harpin's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:40 PM

The devastating flooding in Colorado has impacted so many. The rainfall Colorado has experienced makes it the most on record. The massive amounts of flooding and devestation in areas like Boulder are caused by the highly populated valley areas.  

Al Picozzi's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:13 PM

Almost seems like a perfect storm scenario.  Large amouts of rain over a long perod of time over a large area.  This combined with a late summer/early fall heat wave and tons of moisture in the air, with climate change all contributed to the disater in Colorado.  They also believe the changes made by people to the physical geography over the last hundred years or somade have contributed to teh flooding in the area.  Development can effect the way a place floods.  Where there were once open fields and trees, there are now parking lots and houses which just can't absorb rainfall.  Makes you ask the question, shouldn't there be more study of where we exapnd our cities and what effect this will have in case of a major rainfall, earthquake, blizzard, etc?

Tony Aguilar's curator insight, September 18, 2013 5:27 PM

      What was interesting about this particular deluge was how much rain fell and how it happened in such a short time. Meteroligist high wet density levels of vapor that rose to high altitutdes and was able to condense into water and help in a perfect combination of weather to create a powerfully dangerous flash flood.

    The article recounts a former major colorodo flood that occured in 1978 and had killed over 150 people during a centenial celebration.

   After this occurence warning signs were put up beside the roads to warn travelers of flash flood possiblities and to promote safety. These floods do not happen in Colorado often and are usually a surprise. They do not when the nextmajor flash flood may occur in the boulder region but they know through historical patterns that it will happen again. 

This article stood out to me because I have friends that live in these areas and had to run for safety and move their cars to prevent damage in these same areas. The good thing is that the people that I know from this area are doing ok.

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2014 Harvard IT Summit, Technology & the Academy Keynote

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The new learning management system (LMS) offered to Google Apps for Education users has recently become fully available: Google Classroom. 


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With the growth of technology, our bodies don't seem so mysterious and complicated anymore. Take this new health tool, Wello, for example. How can it change our perception of the human body?

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Fred Thiel's curator insight, March 31, 9:13 PM

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Fred Thiel's curator insight, April 25, 3:32 PM

Like something from a SciFi movie or StarTrek

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IWatch and what else might this be for?

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"Whether MOOCs follow through on their pledge to alter higher education and, in the process, reduce costs and improve outcomes for everyone depends on whether colleges and the MOOC providers tackle the difficult questions facing them in the next few years while they are out of the media spotlight."


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Fred Thiel's curator insight, April 14, 3:58 PM

Not sure if I want an airplane seat to know me this well......

Hemant Galviya's curator insight, April 17, 2:56 AM

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Which Came First, The Invention or the Sci-Fi Prediction?

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Startup Unveils a Heart-Tracking Shirt | MIT Technology Review

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Fred Thiel's curator insight, May 12, 10:11 AM

If the shirt is that sensitive, I wonder what happens when my shoes and shirt disagree.....?