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View Resource Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting

Hurricane Katrina provided a stark reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction. This video segment, produced a year before Katrina struck, describes the then-current state of research into what causes hurricanes and how scientists use satellite technology to analyze the interior structure of hurricanes in their ongoing efforts to more accurately predict the path and intensity of...

View Resource Hurricanes: New Orleans Under Threat

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...

View Resource Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery

The University of Florida Extension devotes a portion of its website to Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery, which allows visitors to read a publication or view a PowerPoint presentation on the subject of cleaning up trees after a hurricane and preventing future hurricane damage to the urban forest. The first chapter on safety precautions in this presentation cautions that most injuries after natural...

View Resource Wetlands and Hurricanes

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...

View Resource The Hurricanes: Science and Society Website

The Hurricanes: Science and Society website is one of the most comprehensive Internet resources on hurricanes. The HSS website and its associated educational resources provide information on the science of hurricanes, methods of observing hurricanes, modeling and forecasting of hurricanes, how hurricanes impact society, and how people and communities can prepare for and mitigate the impacts of...

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