Disaster Dynamics

Eric Scharff, Seth McGinnis, Environmental and Societal Impacts Group, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Environmental and Societal Impacts Group, National Center for Atmospheric Research

The Disaster Dynamics project is a learning environment for the study of the unique challenges surrounding natural disasters. By focusing on dynamics, this project emphasizes the complex and emergent interplay between different aspects of the design activities and the extreme event. The website has several educational role-playing simulation games such as decision making under uncertainty, complex systems and emergent properties, understanding design decisions and fostering collaborations.

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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards
Resource Type: Activities:Project, Scientific Resources:Collection, Activities
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science