Vol. 5, Issue 4 of the IJGCH has been released!

We are pleased to announce the Special Issue #4 of Volume #5 of the International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, an official Journal of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). 

This Special Issue of the ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories draws from the hurricane reconnaissance efforts by the Geotechnical Extreme Event Reconnaissance (GEER; geerassociation.org) Association between 2008 and 2017. Post-hurricane geotechnical reconnaissance has drawn attention to impacts on foundations, earthen structures, coastal infrastructure, scour, and sediment erosion and relocation. The need for a better understanding of such impacts is urgent due to the increasing phenomena of sea level rise, storm frequency and intensity, and growing population in coastal areas. 

Papers published in this refereed journal are freely available in color and are accompanied by databases that include the electronic data presented in the paper as well as additional figures (as necessary). The locations of the case histories are also positioned in the IJGCH Geographic Database

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Paper Title: Editorial, pp. i-ii 

Authors: Nina Stark, Lee Wooten, Sissy Nikolaou 

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Paper Title: Geotechnical Extreme Event Site Reconnaissance in Puerto Rico after the Passage of Hurricane Maria, pp. 1–25 

Authors: Francisco Silva-Tulla, Miguel A Pando 

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Paper Title: Hurricane Irma: Consequences of Intense Rainfall and Storm Surge from a Tropical Storm in North and Central Florida, pp. 26–46 

Authors: Melissa E Landon, Nick W Hudyma, Radhey S Sharma 

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Paper Title: Post-2017 Hurricane Season Assessment of Civil Infrastructure Impacts on Beach and Near-Beach Environments, pp. 47–61 

Authors: Stephanie Marie Smallegan, Jens Figlus, Nina Stark, Inthuorn Sasanakul, Luis G. Arboleda Monsalve, Iman Shafii, Navid Jafari, Nadarajah Ravichandran, Patrick Bassal 

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Paper Title: Scour at the Seawall in Surfside, Texas, During Hurricane Harvey (2017), pp. 62–76 

Authors: Nina Stark, Iman Shafii, Navid Jafari, Nadarajah Ravichandran, Jens Figlus, Stephanie Smallegan, Patrick Bassal 

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Paper Title: Geotechnical Effects of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston, Beaumont, and Port Arthur Areas, pp. 77–105 

Authors: R. Lee Wooten, Stacey Kulesza, Chadi El Mohtar, Brian Diaz, Olusola Ilupeju, Marcus Rasulo, Patrick Bassal, Ahmed Hussien, Behdad Mofarraj Kouchaki, Michael V. Little, Ahmet A. Mert, Christopher W. Nelsen 

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Paper Title: Geotechnical Effects and a 6-Year Outlook of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy in the Eastern United States, pp. 106–128 

Authors: Sissy Nikolaou, Youssef M.A. Hashash, Beena Sukumaran, Aaron Sacks, Michael J. Burlingame, Chris Baxter, Aaron Bradshaw, Lee Wooten, Hugh Lacy, Cheryl Moss, Joseph A. Daraio, Thomas D. O’Rourke 

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Paper Title: Reconnaissance of the New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System after Hurricane Gustav, pp. 129–154 

Authors: Ray Lee Wooten, P.E., Robert B. Gilbert, Ph.D., P.E., William F. Marcuson, III, Ph.D., P.E., Peter G. Nicholson, Ph.D., P.E., Leslie F. Harder, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., G.E. 

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About the journal and this announcement 

The ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories is an official journal of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, focusing on the publication of well- documented case histories. 

The truly open-source mission of the journal is funded annually by not more than four companies and organizations who have an action-based commitment to the advancement of the geoengineering profession. These organizations are acknowledged on our website and in every single paper of the journal. More information on our funding program can be found here. Send us an email if you are interested in being part of this unique publication. 

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