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Natural Disasters   Tags: disasters, environmental, science, zuck  

Resources to find websites, articles and citation information on Natural Disasters
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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North Library Books

These books are in the North Library and on a cart for Ms. Zuck's class. Ask Ms. Crawford or Ms. Zuck when you may check them out.

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Hurricane Katrina
Call Number: 551.552 Hur
ISBN: 1933405139

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Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Call Number: 551.22 Sut
ISBN: 1575843749

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Tornado Alley
Call Number: 551.553 Blu
ISBN: 9780195105520


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Websites for Natural Disasters

Government Websites

*USGS Hazards

*Climate Central                       

*FEMA’s Federally Declared Disaster Areas

*NASA’s Earth Observatory (includes satellite images)

*International Disaster Database (CRED:1900-present)


Additional Websites

Volcanos: Daily Activity (Volcano Live) & Weekly Volcanic Activity Report(Smithsonian Inst. & USGS)

Earthquakes: Color World Map (IRIS), near Real-time Earthquake List (USGS)

Landslides: Recent Landslides (USGS)

Wildfires: Real Time Wildfire Viewer (USGS)

Flood: US Watch & Warning Boxes (NWS)

Hurricanes: Active Tropical Storms (US Navy), Warnings (US NHC, Joint Typhoon Warning Center), Tropical cyclones (SSEC), Atlantic tracks with Sea Surface Temperature maps (Johns Hopkins U). and Prediction (NOAA) .

Thunderstorms & Tornadoes: US Radar Map (zoomable, NWS), US Watches

 Tsunami: Realtime tsunami warnings (WestCoast & Alaska and Pacific), significant wave height forecasts (MPC)

 Meteor Impact: JPL Near Earth Object Catalog, including Asteroid Close-approach Forecasts (JPL), Complete List of NEOs (Neodys)



Evaluating Websites

Don't just Google....

Use this nifty checklist from Cornell University to evaluate websites that you find to make sure you are getting valuable and accurate information.

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Articles on Natural Disasters

District Databases provide lots of articles and images. See the Librarian for home passwords to the databases, as well as the ABC-CLIO password for home and school.


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