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View Resource Mozambique: Coping with the Aftermath

In the wake of three weeks of flooding that claimed thousands of lives and were the worst in living memory, the people of Mozambique and relief workers are struggling to prevent the aftermath of this natural disaster from being even more devastating than the waters themselves. With almost all of the people who had been stranded in trees and on rooftops by the torrential floodwaters rescued, the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/ss/2000/0307
View Resource The 1997 El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO 97-98)

Read current reports on events associated with ENSO 1997 at The 1997 El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO 97-98), provided by the Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability program at the University of California, Irvine. Reports are contributed by readers, and concentrate on El Nino's effects on seabirds and marine ecosystems, but other topics are welcomed and included. According to the...

http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/sustain/ENSO.html
View Resource Rock Falls from Glacier Point above Camp Curry, Yosemite National Park, California

This recent US Geological Survey Report, Rock falls from Glacier Point above Camp Curry, Yosemite National Park, California, by Gerald F. Wieczorek and James B. Snyder, provides a geological analysis of the potential for future rock falls onto Camp Curry from Glacier Point. More specifically, "the role of joint plane orientation and groundwater pressure in the fractured rock mass are discussed in...

https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/ofr-99-0385/
View Resource NOAA Backgrounder: NOAA's Top U.S. Weather, Water and Climate Events of the 20th Century

Here's an interesting "greatest of the century list." Compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this list details US storms and climate events most "noted for their atmospheric marvel or impact on human life."

http://www.noaa.gov/weather
View Resource Natural Hazards

NASA's Earth Observatory Web site's newest addition, Natural Hazards, is a continually updated resource of remarkable photography taken from the satellite MODIS (Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) of visible natural disasters around the globe of things such as the thick cloud of pollution currently over India and the dozen ravaging bush fires in Australia. Each page contains a...

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Topic/NaturalEvent
View Resource Floods: The Awesome Power

A newly released publication from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service, and the Red Cross is entitled "Floods: The Awesome Power." The citizen-focused sixteen-page preparedness guide explains "flood-related hazards and suggests life-saving actions you can take." Readers will learn what flash floods are, what to do if you’re caught in your vehicle during...

https://www.weather.gov/media/bis/Floods.pdf
View Resource Natural Hazards Observer

The Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado Boulder offers a free online professional hazards publication called the Natural Hazards Observer. Readers will find information on current disaster issues; new international, national, and local disaster management, mitigation, and education programs; hazards research; political and policy developments; new information sources; upcoming...

https://hazards.colorado.edu
View Resource NOAA Backgrounder: NOAA's Top Global Weather, Water and Climate Events of the 20th Century

Here's an interesting "greatest of the century list." Compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this list details global storms and climate events most "noted for their atmospheric marvel or impact on human life."

https://www.climatecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2012...
View Resource FEMA for Kids

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) educates children about natural disasters and how kids can help prevent damage. The website features educational materials on the causes of catastrophes such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Visitors to the site can find out the natural disasters that affect each state in the United States. Students can read stories, play a variety of fun...

https://www.ready.gov/kids
View Resource GeoCollaborative: Crisis Management

The GeoCollaborative brings together researchers interested in finding ways to develop information science and technology to support crisis management. Managing crisis events, such as hurricanes, forest fires, disease outbreaks, chemical spills, and terrorist attacks, involves gathering "geospatial information about the event itself, its causes, the people and infrastructure affected, resources...

https://www.geovista.psu.edu/grants/GCCM/index.htm
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