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Designing Resilient Infrastructure for an Uncertain Future: When the 100 Year Storm Occurs Every 10 Years


Research is needed on changing precipitation and weather patterns, and providing guidance for airports on how to develop updated design guidelines taking climate change into account. A number of airports have developed updated design guidelines with new flooding maps taken into account for example. The research could also examine how airports can justify the expense of designing infrastructure to withstand storms that are based on outdated weather information, and demonstrate they are not "over-designing" for purposes of obtaining AIP grants.


The objective of this research is to provide guidance for developing airport design guidelines that take climate change into account in the face of increased frequency of extreme weather events and changing weather patterns including strategies for justifying expenses related to resilient infrastructure.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/10/2021
Index Terms:Disaster resilience, Weather conditions, Weather resistance, Storms, Climate change, Airport planning, Airports, Floods,
Cosponsoring Committees: 
Security and Emergencies

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