How ASU researchers are working to predict when monsoons will hit
How severe will the impacts of the next monsoon storm be when it hits monsoon-prone places such as Arizona? “The answer is in the ground,” says Giuseppe Mascaro, a Fulton Schools assistant professor of civil, environmental and sustainable engineering. Mascaro and his research team are finding ways to predict the effects of weather events in particular regions by examining the levels of soil moisture in those areas. By monitoring satellite data from NASA, Mascaro’s team can get detailed information about ground and soil conditions that reveal what is likely to happen when heavy monsoon rainstorms shower specific terrain. Read about related hydrological forecasting research Mascaro is doing with fellow ASU engineer Enrique Vivoni.
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Mascaro is quoted in the article reporting on a lawsuit related to the fatal results of a 2017 flash flood near Payson, Arizona.