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Title: Hurricanes: New Orleans Under Threat
Url: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/earth/hurricanes-new-orleans-th...
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: Long before Hurricane Katrina, most experts knew the city of New Orleans was vulnerable to flooding caused by hurricanes because it is below sea level, between a lake and a river, and on the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast. This video segment provides an account of Hurricane Ivan, a near miss that occurred just one year before Katrina, some of the measures (pumps and levees) that have been taken to keep water out of the city, and the increased risk caused by loss of wetlands that act as barriers to storm surges. The segment is five minutes forty-six seconds in length. A background essay and list of discussion questions are also provided.
LC Classification: History (America) -- United States local history -- Louisiana -- Cities, towns, etc., A-Z -- New Orleans
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
Oceanography -- Hurricanes and tropical storms
Geography -- Hurricanes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
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Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 2
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