Transportation Corridor Resiliency in the Face of a Changing Climate

 

PI: Keith Cunningham (UAF), kwcunningham@alaska.edu

Co PIs: Michael Olson (OSU), Ben Leshchinsky (OSU), Joseph Wartman (UW)

AMOUNT & MATCH: $160,000 from PacTrans; $165,000 from Alaska UAV, ODOT, and Salary Match

PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 12/15/2016 – 1/31/2018

STATUS: Completed

CATEGORIES: UAVs, Technology, Resilience, Safety

RESEARCH PROJECT HOT SHEET: download

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DESCRIPTION: Since 2012, we have been acquiring high-resolution lidar surveys of close to 20 rock-slopes in Alaska in support of Pactrans-supported studies of roadway safety. In this project, we will capitalize on this treasure trove of unique data to quantify how rockfall activity (magnitudefrequency of rockfall events) varies with changes in annual storm intensity from 2012 to 2016. We will then use this information to in conjunction with a landslide activity forecasting procedure we developed to investigate how the resiliency of transportation corridor may change in the future.

DELIVERABLE DUE DATE DATE RECEIVED
Research Project Progress Report #1 April 10, 2017  April 17, 2017
Research Project Progress Report #2 October 10, 2017  October 10, 2017
No Cost Extension Request November 30, 2017
Draft Report November 30,2017  November 30, 2017
Final Project Report January 31, 2018 January 19, 2018