Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Muskegon Community College
1993 Missouri River Flood Exercise part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Activities
This exercise is done after a brief lecture/discussion on flooding and its effects, and after viewing the 55-minute PBS NOVA video "Flood!" which was filmed and produced during and after the 1993 Mississippi River flood. Students are presented with several LANDSAT images of a portion of the Missouri River near Glasgow, Missouri, illustrating the valley before, during, and after the 1993 flood. Students are asked to identify and interpret features visible in the images, and to respond to questions about the flood based on both the images and their recall of what they observed from the NOVA video.