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Title: Avalanche Town
Url: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.iceland/
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: This video segment, adapted from a NOVA broadcast, provides an account of the 1995 avalanche that overran the fishing village of Flateyri, Iceland, killing 20 people. It also points out the unpredictability of such natural disasters and describes some of the Icelandic government's efforts to mitigate the risk. Runtime for the video is 4:17.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country -- Eastern Hemisphere. Eurasia, Africa, etc. -- Europe -- Scandinavia. Northern Europe -- Iceland
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Natural disasters
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Aqueous vapor -- Other topics, A-Z -- Avalanches
Social sciences -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Emergency management -- Relief in case of disasters -- Special types of disasters -- Landslides. Avalanches
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Snow mechanics. Avalanche control
GEM Subject: Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Snow
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Format: html
quicktime
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
earth science
Education (General)
Natural hazards
Physical sciences
Policy issues
science
Space sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2010-08-20 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-08-18 13:37:05 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
Full Record Views: 68
Resource URL Clicks: 5
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