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Title: Hurricane Katrina: Possible Causes
Url: http://wimedialab.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc....
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities when it blew ashore on August 29, 2005. This essay discusses current thinking among experts on whether global warming may be contributing to the increased strength of hurricanes. It includes the results of a study using statistical data dating back to the nineteenth century that suggests hurricanes are lasting longer and reaching higher peak wind speeds, and a paper reporting that precipitation during hurricanes in the United States has increased seven percent during the 20th century. There is also a link to a video that discusses hurricane prediction and how it effects cities like New Orleans. A background essay and list of discussion questions are also provided.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country -- America. Western Hemisphere -- North America -- United States -- Eastern United States, 1870 and later -- Southern States. Confederate States of America -- Southeastern States -- South Central States -- West South Central States. Old Southwest -- Louisiana
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Natural disasters
History (America) -- United States local history -- Louisiana -- Regions, parishes, etc., A-Z -- Gulf coast of Louisiana
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Wind -- Storms. Cyclones -- Hurricanes and other cyclonic storms
GEM Subject: Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Hurricanes
Geography -- Natural hazards
Oceanography -- Hurricanes and tropical storms
Geography -- Hurricanes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Atmospheric science
Climatology
earth science
Education (General)
Meteorology
Natural hazards
Physical sciences
science
Date Of Record Release: 2011-03-17 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-11-12 13:38:03 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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