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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, ...

Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana

This FEMA webpage is part of a larger site that works directly with the states to help plan for disasters, develop mitigation programs, and meet needs when major disasters occur. The page provides ...

Exploring the Environment: Yellowstone Fires

This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students engage in a policy debate using an Earth System Science (ESS) analysis of a fire's impact on the air, land, water, and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Biota of the Colorado Plateau

This site deals with the changes in the biota of the Colorado Plateau. Main topics include biotic communities, changes in the biota, and agents of biotic change. Each of these topics has a variety of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

FEMA Disaster Information: Flood

This page provides information about how to respond during a disastrous flood. Information linked to the main flood page includes local flooding information, protecting oneself from floods, fast ...

Volcanoes

This downloadable, interactive module introduces students to the types of volcanoes, as well as their eruptive products and the hazards associated with them. Used in conjunction with the 'Eruption!' ...

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, ...

Volcanic Ash Fall

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication discusses volcanic ash fall in terms of composition and effects. This report discusses the negative effects of volcanic ash fall on ...

Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder

The Natural Hazards Center, located at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, is a national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to ...

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 ...

National Climatic Data Center: Most Popular Downloadable Products (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

This section of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Web site offers the most popular items in their collection. Users can order and receive data via e-mail from the site. Data available include ...

Quick Epicenter Determinations (QED) Data Table for the Previous Three Weeks (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

This site provides a data table of the Quick Epicenter Determinations (QED) for worldwide earthquake activity in the previous three weeks. The table reports the date, time, latitude, longitude, ...

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