Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies

Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies, USGS

This website is a cooperative research project between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the University of New Orleans. The goal of the project is to investigate coastal change that occurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The site includes aerial video, still photography, and laser altimetry surveys of post-storm beach conditions that were collected August 31 and September 1, 2005 for comparison with earlier data. The comparison data can be used to refine predictive models of coastal impacts from severe storms and aid in disaster recovery and erosion mitigation.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Policy Resources, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations
Special Interest: Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology
Topics: Earth surface, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Surface Water, Ocean