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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 Ocean ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Climatology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This fact sheet provides an overview of the gases emitted by volcanoes, which consist mostly of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Topics include reasons for studying them, potential hazards, methods for studying them, and some facts about the gases emitted by the eruption of Mount St. Helens. A downloadable, printable version is available. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Natural hazards
 
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This portal links selected United States Geological Survey (USGS) online resources to an established list of content standards for the state of California. Standards data is extracted from state documents 'California Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve' with consideration of 'Science Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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