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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, ...

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

This source is a clearinghouse of scientific information about the Yellowstone volcanic system. Topics include recent seismic and thermal activity, volcanic history, references and maps, a photo ...

Current Activity at the Yellowstone Volcanic System

This website provides a monthly summary of current geologic events that relate to the Yellowstone volcanic system. The summary includes information about earthquakes, hydrothermal activity, and other ...

Seismic Map for Yellowstone

A map of known hazardous faults and fault zones in Yellowstone National Park plotted with real-time earthquake data. The earthquake epicenters can be clicked for more information.

A Tale of Two Rocks

This Smithsonian Magazine site provides an introductory level summary of the discovery of the Chicxulub impact site. The article describes geologic evidence used to interpret the impact structure and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Earthquake Information Center

This is a very extensive site about earthquakes. The USGS NEIC site provides access to near real time earthquake data from around the world, as well as data for recent earthquakes (last 3 weeks). The ...

Significant Earthquake Database

The Significant Earthquake Database is a global digital database containing information on more than 5,000 destructive earthquakes from 2150 B.C. to the present. Users can access these data in two ...

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