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This site provides two interactive exercises designed to help the user learn about river processes like discharge, flooding and flood frequency. Both exercises require the user to make observations and measurements, do simple calculations, and answer questions. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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Virtual Earthquake is an interactive computer program designed to introduce you to the concepts of how an earthquake epicenter is located and how the richter magnitude of an earthquake is determined. The program operates by showing you a seismogram detected by instruments far away from the earthquake. You are to locate the epicenter of an earthquake by making simple measurments on three seismograms ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This site describes flooding of the Red River, which crosses the United States/Canadian Border at the Minnesota-North Dakota Boundary. It has sections on dendrochronology, past floods, climate change and related publications. The site also links to many other geologic sites. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Climatology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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The National Weather Service maintains this small series of flooding accounts. The listings include important information on the antecedent conditions in the area of flooding. Most major northeastern floods from the time period of 1927 to the present are discussed. Though the number of examples is small, they represent a diversity of flood conditions and are useful for understanding the critical conditions ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Map, Report, In-situ dataset
Subject: Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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