Hurricane Force - A Coastal Perspective
This online resource deals with the damage caused by hurricanes.
The resource is a video that shows before and after images of wetlands, historic storm and damage footage in the US.
The footage also shows interviews with USGS scientists regarding the impact of hurricanes on their coastal research programs.
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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