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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 ...

Landslide and Debris Flow (Mudslide)

This page from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a description of landslides from their database of potential disasters. Links are provided to strategies that can be taken before, ...

California Geological Survey - Landslides

This page from the CA Geological Survey (CGS) presents information on landslides as well as maps and products of various past and present CGS programs to map and respond to landslides in the state of ...

General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment (GNOME)

GNOME is the oil spill trajectory model used by NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration Emergency Response Division (ERD) responders during an oil spill. The program takes user input of information ...

Oil Spill Model

This interactive flash model from the Living Ocean Society allows users to the explore hypothetical oil spills in the Hecate Straight off the northwest coast of Canada. The several scenarios include ...

What happens when an oil spill occurs?

This online investigation from Exploring Earth allows students to explore the effects oil spills have on coastlines as well as how wind and waves help determine what areas of coastline are affected ...

The High Cost of Safe Hurricanes

This is the page for the Tuesday, August 02, 2005 installment of Earthwatch Radio from the University of Wisconsin. The text script for the show is on the page and there is a link to listen to the ...

Hurricanes

This site is a joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. The goal of the site is to provide middle school science students and teachers with ...

Hurricane Charley Progression

This page from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio presents images and an animation of Hurricane Charley from August 2004. This animation zooms down to the Caribbean Sea where Hurricane Charley ...

Hurricane Isabel Genesis

This animation follows Hurricane Isabel (2003) from its birthplace in the Ethiopian Highlands of East Africa, across the Atlantic Ocean, to the United States. First, the animation zooms into the ...

Ishinomaki Japan Tsunami Before and After Urban 3D Model

This is an urban 3D Model animation showing Ishinomaki, Japan before and after the 2011 tsunami caused severe damage. The before model was created from archival scanned film aerials. The after model ...

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.




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