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Title: Hurricane Katrina: A Scientist's Response
Url: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.katrinavi...
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: 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 video, a news correspondent returns to New Orleans a year after he spoke with experts about the threat a powerful hurricane posed for the city, to find out how their predictions played out when a big one actually did strike. It includes an interview with a hurricane expert from Louisiana State University who expresses his frustration that his warnings were largely ignored. The segment is four minutes in length. A background essay and list of discussion questions are also included.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Oceanography. By region -- Atlantic Ocean -- Western Atlantic -- Coast of North America -- Gulf of Mexico
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
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Hurricanes
Oceanography -- Hurricanes and tropical storms
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Atmospheric science
earth science
Education (General)
Natural hazards
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2011-03-18 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-01-30 13:25:36 (W3C-DTF)
Full Record Views: 94
Resource URL Clicks: 8
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