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This portal provides access to a variety of govermental, charitable, and private websites with information on earthquake preparedness. Information is available for citizens, responders, planners, and engineers. There are also links to a variety of publications on how to prepare for an earthquake, and to government and non-government first response organizations. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This portal provides access to information on the threats and impacts of wildfires in the United States. There is a link to a fact sheet that describes the impacts of wildfires and the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) science priorities in researching them, and a link to a map that shows locations of wildfires larger than 250 acres occurring from 1980 to 2003. There are also links to news ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This set of activities introduces younger students to the concept of earthquake preparedness. They will prepare their own earthquake kits and explain why they have chosen each item, work out a disaster plan, and write a creative short story about someone who survived an earthquake because they were well prepared. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Non-profit portal
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This site contains photographs, video, and an online diary made by Dr. Jose Borrero of the University of Southern California Tsunami research group, who visited the Aceh province of Northern Sumatra, one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami and earthquake, just days after the disaster occurred. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This student handout is required to complete the activity, 'The Day the Earth Shook'. It provides a list of three structural design scenarios to be considered, tests to perform on these designs, and a place to record observations. A downloadable, printable version is included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This lab activity, targeting grades 6-8, describes building a shake table and then exploring the dynamic response of various block structures to a simulated earthquake. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This book reviews the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) investigations of flood control options for the American River basin and evaluates flood control feasibility studies for the watershed, with attention to the contingency assumptions, hydrologic methods, and other analyses supporting the flood control options. This book provides detailed comments on many technical issues, including a careful ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text, Report
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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Alluvial fans are gently sloping, fan-shaped landforms common at the base of mountain ranges in arid and semiarid regions such as the American West. Floods on alluvial fans, although characterized by relatively shallow depths, strike with little if any warning, can travel at extremely high velocities, and can carry a tremendous amount of sediment and debris. Such flooding presents unique problems ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text, Report
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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We in the United States have almost come to accept natural disasters as part of our nations social fabric. News of property damage, economic and social disruption, and injuries follow earthquakes, fires, floods and hurricanes. Surprisingly, however, the total losses that follow these natural disasters are not consistently calculated. We have no formal system in either the public or private sector ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text, Report
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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Forecasting Dust Storms Version 2 provides background and operational information about dust storms. The first part of the module describes dust source regions, the life cycle of a dust storm, and the major types of dust storms, particularly those found in the Middle East. The second part presents a process for forecasting dust storms and applies it to a case in the Middle East. Although the process ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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