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Floyd's Carolina Floods: A Natural Disaster Becomes Research
Hurricane Floyd's record rainfall in fall of l999 caused massive flooding in North Carolina; sediment and waste washed into rivers of the Atlantic causing major ecological changes. This NASA website provides Landsat 7 & SeaWiFS satellite images of the flooding and the massive flows of sediment and waste runoff into rivers and the Pamlico Sound. Also provides description of Landsat and SEAWiFS satellite functions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Natural hazards
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Cost / Copyright:
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DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1145
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)