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Meteorology -- Hurricanes
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Katrina Causes Toxic Mess on Ground
This radio broadcast reports on early post-hurricane surveys suggesting that the hundreds of chemical plants, oil refineries, and other major industrial facilities located near New Orleans survived Hurricane Katrina...
Hurricane Katrina: A Scientist's Response
The scenario had been predicted and the storm's path and intensity accurately forecast. Even so, when Hurricane Katrina struck, government agencies and residents alike seemed to be caught horribly off guard. In this...
Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting
Hurricane Katrina provided a stark reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction. This video segment, produced a year before Katrina struck, describes the then-current state of research into what causes...
Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms
This portal provides information on the hazards presented to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States by hurricanes. A fact sheet summarizes some of the destructive effects and describes some of the more recent...
Education for Geo-Hazards: How to survive hazards when you are on holiday
This site, intended for children and young people who are going on holiday with their parents, will introduce them to natural hazards that may occur so that they may respond in an appropriate manner, even if parents or...
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