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Focus On Hurricanes: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Special Feature
Prepared by the National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in response to Hurricane Katrina, this resource offers information about the Survey's search and rescue mission, and the role of both scientists and geospatial technology in the search and recovery efforts. There are aerial photos from posthurricane flights, a prehurricane survey of Raccoon Island, Louisiana, and information about impact on biological resources. In addition to these NWRC pages, there are links to several articles from other agencies and newspapers concerning New Orleans, Katrina, and hurricanes in general.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most USGS web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by USGS with permission. For other uses, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law. You are welcome to make a link to any of the Web pages USGS has published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission. Use of the USGS visual identifier (logo) is restricted to official publications. We will identify material we use from sources outside of USGS, and request others do the same when using information published by USGS. Credit can be provided by including on the page (or via a link to a credits page) a citation such as: Credit: U. S. Geological Survey; U. S. Geological Survey/photo by Jane Doe (if the artist is known); USGS/Ft. Collins, CO (if originating office but not the artist is known).
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-827
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
National Wetlands Research Center