Brian Wolshon

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The mission of the LSU Hurricane Center is to advance the state-of-knowledge of hurricanes and their impacts on the natural, built, and human environments; to stimulate interdisciplinary and collaborative research activities; to transfer this knowledge to students and professionals in concerned disciplines; and to assist the nation and the world in reducing(More)
initial proposal for this thesis topic and for being on my defense committee. Also, I want to acknowledge the successful collaboration with Prashanth Kotha on some preliminary research studies. Last but not the least I thank everyone who has remotely helped in the successful completion of this work. I dedicate this thesis to my dearest lovely and supportive(More)
While traffic planning is important for developing a hurricane evacuation plan, vehicle performance on the roads during extreme weather conditions is critical to the success of the planning process. This novel study investigates the effect of gusty hurricane wind forces on the driving behavior and vehicle performance. The study explores how the parameters(More)
This paper describes a project that was undertaken using naturalistic driving data collected via Global Positioning System (GPS) devices to demonstrate a proof-of-concept for proactive safety assessments of crash-prone locations. The main hypothesis for the study is that the segments where drivers have to apply hard braking (higher jerks) more frequently(More)
OF PROJECT: Over the past decade, there has been a growing consensus among long range climatological forecasters that the earth is experiencing significant changes in its climate. These climatological changes have also been suggested to be linked to a rise in ocean sea levels as well as the likelihood for an increase in the strength and frequency of(More)