Hurricane Force - A Coastal Perspective

Hurricane Force - A Coastal Perspective
Publication Date: January, 2004
Type of Resource: Video/animation

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.

Additional Information

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:  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.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface > ACSSU096
  • Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and... > ACSHE220
  • Year Foundation > Science Inquiry Skills