This online resource is a video that shows before and after images of the damage caused by hurricanes.
The footage shows historical storm and damage footage as well as interviews with USGS scientists regarding the impact of Hurricanes Hugo, Iniki and Andrew on the coastal regions of the United States and Puerto Rico.
This resource works in conjunction with the resource 'Science Web – Weather Extremes' and addresses several aspects of the Science as a Human Endeavour strand in relation to the impacts of hurricanes (cyclones) on coastal areas.
This video is readily available for download from the US Geological Survey Education website (Home page: https://education.usgs.gov/index.html) through the Open Video Project. It has a US perspective and can be downloaded either in one complete session or as 12 segments.
Note: The video is in a wmv file format and therefore requires a suitable plug-in to run on non-Windows computers.
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