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Environmental Setting of the Yellowstone River Basin, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming

This U.S. Geological Survey report describes the natural and anthropogenic factors believed to influence water quality in the Yellowstone River Basin. Topics include physiography, climate, geology, ...

Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GeoMAC)

This site provided by the USGS features GeoMAC, an internet-based mapping tool that fire managers and the public can use to access online maps of current fire locations and perimeters in the ...

FEMA HAZUS

This is a risk assessment software program that contains models for estimating potential losses from floods, hurricane winds and earthquakes. Loss estimates produced by HAZUS are based on current ...

Hurricane Visualizations

This site from NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory presents descriptions, 3-D images and animations of some noteworthy hurricanes in recent history, including Andrew, Opal and Fran. The ...

GFDL VisGallery

This site contains visualizations and animations based on the results of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's research. They are offered as examples of various visualization techniques and ...

NASA's Hurricane Resource Page

NASA's Hurricane Resource Page provides a wide variety of information regarding recent and historic hurricanes. A collection of links feature information including the latest images and animations ...

Hurricane Science

This site from the American Association for the Advancement of Science provides a collection of resources related to Hurricane Katrina for the scientific community. The collection features links to ...

Hurricanes, Climate, and Katrina

This website provides links to many Science Magazine articles related to hurricanes, coastal disasters and disaster policy. The articles are divided into four sections: The Gulf Coast hurricanes and ...

Hurricanes: Links to health information including toxicology and environmental health

This clearinghouse website, compiled by the National Institutes of Health, provides links to a wide variety of useful information regarding the toxicological and environmental health effects of ...

Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences

This is the homepage of the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science at the University of Michigan. There are links to weather alerts, space weather, graduate and undergraduate courses, ...

Introduction to Texas Hurricanes

In this activity students are asked to graph data about some 20th century hurricanes that hit the Texas coastline. The students are then asked to form conclusions and answer questions based on those ...

Societal Impacts Program

The Collaborative Program on the Societal Impacts and Economic Benefits of Weather Information (SIP) was created to provide a focal point for assembling, coordinating, developing, and synthesizing ...

The Warming of the Earth: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Issue of Global Warming

Produced by the Woods Hole Research Center, The Warming of the Earth introduces the concept of global warming through the following topics: the greenhouse effect, scientific evidence, the culprits, ...

Global Change Course at Iowa State University (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

This website offers a complete course on the topic of global change. The authors have compiled pertinent information in the form of summary information, images, and suggested readings. The topics are ...

NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center

The mission of the Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) is to identify the nature and causes for climate variations on time scales ranging from weeks to centuries. This website offers access to ...

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences

This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, ...

SAGUARO: Science and GIS Unlocking Analysis and Research Opportunities

The SAGUARO project CD-ROM features three learning modules that use GIS to learn about earth system science. The three modules - Exploring Tropical Cyclones, Exploring the Dynamic Earth, and ...

Long-lasting Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i Leads to Volcanic-Air Pollution

In 1986 the eruption of Kilauea Volcano changed from the episodic fountaining of lava and gas at Pu`u O`o cone every few weeks to the continuous outpouring of lava from a new vent only 3 kilometers ...

USGS Fact Sheets Listed by Hazards Theme

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) website contains links to fact sheets dealing with natural hazards. USGS activities in the hazards theme area deal with describing, documenting, and ...

NOAA El Nino Page

El Nino is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the Tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather and climate around the globe. This webpage provides a portal to a wide array ...

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