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Title: Wetlands and Hurricanes
Associated File: Wetlands and Hurricanes.ppt
Wetlands and Hurricanes.pdf
Creator: Cudmore, Wynn
Publisher: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Description: This instructional guide is designed to provide instructors with lecture materials and resources that examine the complex relationship between wetlands and hurricanes using Hurricane Katrina as a case study. Student objectives, a general lecture outline and a more detailed PowerPoint presentation with instructor notes are provided. This module describes the vulnerability of the Gulf Coast to damage from hurricanes and the role that wetlands and barrier islands play in coastal protection.

An evaluation of hurricane impacts on the Gulf Coast using “before” and “after” satellite images and aerial photography is included. Proposals for the restoration of wetlands as a method for increasing protection of the region from future hurricanes are also described.

Instructors who are looking for videos or additional print and web-based resources on the topics covered here should consult the resources list provided at the end of this module where these resources are summarized and cited.

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* Describe the vulnerability of the Gulf Coast to damage from hurricanes
* Describe the role of wetlands and barrier islands in storm protection
* Describe the impacts of hurricanes on wetlands and barrier islands
* Describe the benefits and challenges of wetland restoration as a mechanism for providing storm protection
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental education. Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain -- Coasts -- By region -- Western Atlantic Ocean -- Gulf of Mexico
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Marshes. Wetlands
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Wind -- Storms. Cyclones -- Hurricanes and other cyclonic storms
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Ecology -- Ecosystems
Geography -- Coasts
Ecology -- Wetlands
Geography -- Hurricanes
Date Issued: 2011
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
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Resource URL Clicks: 16
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