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This is part of the U.S. Geologic Survey's Water Science for Schools website. It consists of a set of links to other parts of the site dealing with groundwater-related topics such as groundwater flow and distribution, trends in groundwater use, importance of groundwater, and groundwater quality. Graphic illustrations and photographs are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Glossary, Ref. material, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Agricultural science, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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In this module, students learn about the physical features, properties, and hazards associated with thunderstorms. Topics include dangers associated with thunderstorms, types and components of thunderstorms, and tornadoes. An additional section discusses the use of computer modeling to understand the formation and lifecycle of storm systems and in forecasting severe weather. Links to additional information ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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Students can use this map to track the progress of hurricanes and tropical storms in the western Atlantic Ocean and Carribean Sea. It includes descriptions of hurricane watch and warning conditions. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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Visitors to this site can access information on tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean as far back as 1851. Information provided here includes a yearly map showing the tracks of all storms, and individual maps for each storm. The individual maps are accompanied by data tables that show latitude, longitude, wind speed, dates, and times. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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This is a photograph of the 18 May 1980 explosion of Mount St. Helens. Links to other volcano images and related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This article discusses the United States' increasing vulnerability to natural disasters because of population and infrastructure concentrations in disaster-prone areas. Topics include the high cost of earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes, a discussion of the frequency and severity of these events, changes in population and wealth as measured by revenue, and ways to decrease hazard vulnerability. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This frequently-asked-questions feature provides answers about earthquakes, faults, plate tectonics, and earth structure. Maps and diagrams are provided with some answers, and links to additional information and to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This webpage is part of NASA's Visible Earth, a searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of Earth. It features remotely sensed imagery of volcanic eruptions that display smoke plumes, lava flows, fires, and other eruptive features. Each image is accompanied by a caption describing the subject being illustrated and the satellite or instrument which captured the image. Files are ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Structural geology, Natural hazards, Space science
 
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This article describes the use of satellite remote sensing to examine supercell thunderstorms with the intent of predicting when or if they are likely to produce tornadoes. During the afternoon and evening of May 3, 1999, a series of supercell thunderstorms produced large, destructive tornadoes concentrated in central Oklahoma. During this outbreak, the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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This website provides access to information designed to protect and prepare individuals from severe weather. Materials presented here include forecasts for aviation and marine interests and the general public, maps, statistical data, educational materials, publications, and links to related sites. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Natural hazards
 
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