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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Flood Frequency and Risk Assessment

Students calculate recurrence intervals for various degrees of flooding on a portion of the Des Moines River in Iowa, based on historical data. Then they plot these calculations on a flood frequency ...

2006 National Hydrologic Assessment Flood Risk

This site from the Hydrologic Information Center of the National Weather Service discusses the flood risk in the United States as of April 14, 2006. Maps and satellite images support the text. The ...

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, ...

Exploring the Environment

On-line, problem-based modules developed by NASA's Classroom of the Future for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 teachers and students. Modules address events such as volcanoes, hurricanes, dinosaur extinction ...

Event-Based Science: Remote Sensing Activities

Event-Based Science is a new way to teach science by using newsworthy events to establish the relevance of science topics. Interviews, photographs, web pages, and inquiry-based science activities ...

Two streams, two stories: How Humans Alter Floods and Streams

In this class activity, students determine the discharge of a 100-year flood for two human-impacted streams. This activity supports the quantitative concepts of recurrence intervals, floods and ...

The High Plains: Land of Extremes

This site covers the physical features of the High Plains (or Great Plains), the grasses and plants of the area, prairie dog ecosystems, riparian areas, mining, management, water resources, and fire ...

Web-Based Exercises for GLY 1000 - Teaching Dynamic Earth

This website contains exercises for various topics which include animations and visualizations as well as content and thought questions. Topics include: Scientific method, Minerals, Bowen's Reaction ...

US Army Corps of Engineers---New Orleans Office

Website for the US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans Office, which controls the Mississippi River wetlands studies and projects major players in the environment.

Geology photo search page

This page contains a search engine to locate specific photos by keyword. All photos are freely downloadable and are at resolutions sufficient for power point.

Significant Floods in the United States During the 20th Century - USGS Measures a Century of Floods

During the 20th century, floods were the number-one natural disaster in the United States in terms of the number of lives lost and property damage. For more than 110 years the U.S. Geological Survey ...

Sea level rise and subsidence: Implications for Flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana

This 2003 article describes the potential problems associated with sea level rise and subsidence in New Orleans. The article forewarns of serious losses in property in New Orleans unless ...

Hurricane Risk for New Orleans

This trancribed article from American Radio Works discusses the hurricane risk in New Orleans. The 2002 article talks about how deep flood waters would be in a Category Five hurricane and the ...

The Mississippi River and Tributaries Project

This website, provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers, describes the Mississippi River Basin and the engineering history on the river and in the basin. Specific topics include a description of the ...

Have Flood Controls on the Mississippi River Been Successful?

This section of the Exploring Earth project addresses the question of flood control along the Mississippi River. The site discusses the structures used in flood control, the Mississippi River, the ...

BBC In Depth: Hurricane Katrina

This BBC News clearinghouse website provides a wide variety of information regarding Hurricane Katrina. Information includes news stories, scientific analysis and background, eyewitness accounts, ...

Hurricane Katrina Special Feature

This National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) clearinghouse provides links to information related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Information includes science for emergency response and recovery, ...

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