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View Resource Large Floods in the United States: Where They Happen and Why

This report discusses the spatial distribution of the largest, most damaging floods in the United States and some of the factors that affect this distribution. Topics include regional climatology, topography, and basin size. A discussion of climatological factors includes the general northward trend of decreasing atmospheric moisture; proximity to oceanic moisture sources such as the Pacific...

View Resource Effects of Mount St. Helens Eruption on Selected Lakes in Washington

This report provides an overview of the changes that occurred in lakes in the region around Mount St. Helens following the eruption of May 18, 1980. Topics include water chemistry, sediment supply, and biology. Other factors which are discussed include the proximity of lakes to the volcano, and whether they were situated in the blast zone or simply received ashfall from the eruption. Links to...

View Resource Landslide Hazards

This fact sheet provides an overview of the hazards presented by landslides and debris flows, particluarly in wet weather conditions in landslide-prone areas. Topics include a discussion of the characteristics of debris flows, and suggestions for residents who live in steep, hilly terrain which is subject to periodic heavy rains.

View Resource National Landslide Hazards Mitigation Strategy: A Framework for Loss Reduction

This report outlines the key elements of a comprehensive and effective national strategy for reducing losses from landslides nationwide and provides an assessment of the status, needs, and associated costs of this strategy. Topics include the rising costs resulting from landslide damage, the role of the federal government in mitigating this hazard, and some features of the new strategy such as...

View Resource Royal Meteorological Society

The Royal Meteorological Society is the national society for all those whose profession or interests are in any way connected with meteorology or related subjects. Site features the latest news, information, publications, and events all revolving around this global meteorological resource. Learn about METLink, RMetS flagship weather project where participants around the world exchange weather...

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