Urban Flooding: It Can Happen in a Flash!

Tim Spangler, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

This module features an audio and visual tour of sites affected by the Fort Collins, Colorado urban flood that occurred on 28 July 1997. The tour is led by Matthew Kelsch and includes eyewitness accounts of that night's events from John Weaver. This interactive virtual field trip module summarizes many of the important common aspects of flash floods occurring in urban environments. The MetEd site requires users to register and log in to obtain the materials.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Grade Level: General Public
Topics: Atmosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric ScienceKeyword: flood