Flash Flood: Hurricane Katrina's Inundation of New Orleans

Dan Swenson, Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayne

This animation created for the New Orleans Times-Picayne newspaper shows the flooding of New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina. A time-sequenced animated map of New Orleans shows levee breaks and flooded areas as overlying information text boxes describe the events of August 29, 2005. Also included is a continuous animation and a map of water depth on September 1, 2005.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations
Special Interest: Hazards
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science