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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, ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion, Collection, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Hurricanes: the greatest storms on earth

Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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 ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

WINDS: Measuring Ocean Winds from Space

This website provides access to images and data gathered by the SeaWinds scatterometer, a microwave radar sensor designed specifically to measure ocean near-surface wind speed and direction. The site ...
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

Estimating Hurricane-Force Winds

This resource provides an abstract: To better measure hurricane-force winds, the authors studied various types of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) wind retrieval schemes applied to the high winds ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights

Hurricane Katrina Storm Report

This website chronicles the progress of Hurricane Katrina from August 25th to August 29th, 2005. The site includes photos, videos and text written by storm chasers recounting Katrina's first landfall ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video

Hurricanes: health and safety

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention created this website to inform citizens about the health and safety issues related to Hurricane Katrina. The website includes an information spotlight ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection

Background on the 1900 Galveston Hurricane

A report on the 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas is available on the AGU Web site. It is a chapter from the book, Hurricane!: Coping with Disaster (AGU, 2003), covering the event ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights

Using Internet technology to deliver an inquiry-based Earth systems course designed for middle school teachers
Abstract: The past decade has seen the exponential growth of the Internet as a tool to deliver on-line instruction at all educational levels. Many first generation on-line courses employed strategies ...

Resource Type: Course Information

Counting on the Havoc of Hurricanes: Comparing Statistics of Hurricane Floyd to Other Hurricanes

In this lesson from the New York Times Learning Network, students define and classify the various ways in which numbers are used in forecasting and coping with the effects of a hurricane. This is ...
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity