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Extreme Weather Sourcebook: Tornadoes

The Extreme Weather Sourcebook is a database maintained by the Societal Impacts Program (SIP) at NCAR of statistics on extreme weather events. The Sourcebook is intended as a resource for ...

TwisterData.com

TwisterData.com is developed and maintained by storm chasers and meteorologists David Demko and Donald Giuliano. The website provides access to weather model data and graphics which can be used to ...

Ready.gov: Tornadoes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed Ready.gov as a way of disseminating information on the best ways to prepare for various disasters and natural events. The Tornadoes page ...

NOAA's National Severe Storm Laboratory

The National Severe Storms Laboratory serves the nation by working to improve the leadtime and accuracy of severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage. ...

Tornado Climatology

This web page from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center provides a wealth of information on the occurrence of tornadoes in the United States including the when and where they tend to occur, ...

Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting

Hurricane Katrina provided a stark reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction. This video segment, produced a year before Katrina struck, describes the then-current state of research ...

Western & Central Gulf of Mexico

This website houses a collection of online publications from the Coastal and Marine Geology Program in the United States Geological Survey. The collection topic is coastal and marine geology in the ...

Coastal Storms

This online article is part of the USGS Exploring Earth Hazards site. The article highlights the causes of coastal storms like hurricanes and northeasters, and the hazards associated with them. The ...

Hurricane Katrina Satellite Images

This website features satellite images of areas in Lousiana and Mississippi that were affected by Hurricane Katrina. The collection shows flooding and levee breaks at various localities.

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 ...

Hurricane Preparedness: Storm Surge

This webpage, developed by the National Hurricane Center, describes hurricane storm surges. The page contains a detailed description of storm surges and how they are created, tools to evaluate the ...

Hurricane Impacts on the U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Markets

This website contains official US energy statistics. The site provides reports summarizing Hurricane Katrina impacts on US oil and gas markets. The site contains shut-in statistics, Gulf oil and ...

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 Media Gallery

Digital Globe provides a set of satellite images of New Orleans, Louisiana and various locations in Mississippi affected by Hurricane Katrina. Users may download images and image analysis from this ...

Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Study Says.

This news release from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) describes a study suggesting that hurricanes are getting stronger. Users may also follow links to related sites including an ...

Hurricane Season

This website discusses the science of hurricanes and what people can do to be informed and prepared for storms. Information includes news stories on past and predicted hurricanes, hurricane science, ...




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