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May
3
Thu
The 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture @ 210 Hodson Hall

Heidi Nepf, the Donald and Martha Harleman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture.

The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in 210 Hodson Hall.

 

How vegetation alters waves and current, and the feedbacks to environmental system function

Vegetation provides a wide range of ecosystem services valued at over 4 trillion dollars per year. Seagrasses, salt marshes, and mangroves, damp storm surge and waves, mitigate anthropogenic nutrient loads, and provide important habitat and blue carbon reservoirs. The conservation and restoration of these landscapes has become the center-point of nature-based solutions for coastal protection and carbon mitigation. This seminar will summarize basic concepts in vegetation hydrodynamics, focusing on flexible meadows of seagrass, for which the bending of plants in response to fluid motion (called reconfiguration) plays an important role in setting the drag. Scaling laws are developed to describe the damping of currents, turbulence and waves as a function of plant morphology, flexibility, and shoot density. The feedbacks from plant-flow interaction to sediment transport and carbon sequestration are also discussed.


Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the JHU Student Section and the Baltimore Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Aug
27
Tue
Urban Spaces in Baltimore: Data Science in the City Symposium
Aug 27 all-day

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science will host the inaugural Urban Spaces in Baltimore: Data Science in the City symposium at Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

This event aims to bring together academic researchers and city officials to create new opportunities for research projects that benefit both groups. This symposium will establish what makes a good research question and how city officials can best use research to advance their goals and initiatives, identify current projects in progress/discussion, and create opportunities for new collaborations, with the goal that attendees will leave the event with a starting point for a new project or collaboration.

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