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Researchers study climate change impact on soil at military bases

University of Delaware taking part in the research
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Posted at 9:54 AM, Feb 10, 2021

NEWARK, Del. - Researchers at the University of Delaware are studying the impact climate change has on soil at coastal military bases.

Researchers say climate change impacts such a storm surge, sea level rise, and flooding can change soil structures. That can affect the integrity of the ground under buildings, bridges, and roads.

The Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware is collaborating with Louisiana State University and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center for the research.

Researchers in Delaware have received $3.79 million in funding from the Department of Defense for the first two years of research. They are eligible for an additional $3.82 million in continued funding for two additional years.