DURHAM, N.H. – As our climate changes, will roadways built to withstand New England winters hold up to increasingly warmer summers? If sea levels rise, will ships still be able to pass under bridges? How will the bridges themselves survive more powerful storms? A new National Science Foundation grant led by UNH researchers hopes to jumpstart our ability to answer these questions by bridging the knowledge gap between climate scientists, who understand where the Earth’s climate is headed in the future, and the civil engineers and transportation officials who help build those roads and bridges today. The four-year grant, through the NSF’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) – Research Coordination Networks (RCN) program, is for $750,000.
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