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7.4 People and Severe Weather

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 7.4: People and Severe Weather. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Weather Fatality Injury and Damage Statistics, by National Weather Service
Explore this site’s user-friendly format to look at national and state statistical information on fatalities, injuries and damages caused by weather related hazards associated with heat, cold, tornados, hurricanes, flood, and lightning.

Hurricane Damages in the US: 1925-1995, by NOAA
Report that uses trends and data to illustrate how damaging hurricanes are.

Trends in Hurricane Impacts in the United States, by National Center for Atmospheric Research
Learn about how Hurricane-related damages have risen dramatically in recent years.

Understanding Damage and Impacts, by NOAA
Learn about the kind of damage tornadoes can do.

Report Uncovers Why Some People Don’t Heed Severe Weather Warnings, by NOAA
Learn more about why people don't listen to severe weather warnings.

Tornadoes and disaster management, by Canadian Medical Association Journal
Learn more about how both the US and Canada manage tornado disasters.

Effects of drought on groundwater resources, by USGS
Learn more about how drought affects the water supply.

Drought: The Creeping Disaster, by NASA
Learn more about the disastrous effects of drought.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Tornado Damage, by PBS/NOVA
Learn more about how scientist rate tornado damage.

Hurricane Season 2006, by NPR
This is an animation illustrating the Saffir-Simpson scale and the type of damage caused by each category of hurricanes, and a map showing the path of previous hurricanes.

Hurricane Visualizations, by SERC
Find satellite images and visualizations that illustrate how these violent weather systems form and function, as well as their effects on the natural and human landscapes. There are links about the August 2005 Hurricane Katrina, other past hurricanes, and visualizations of model and hypothetical hurricanes used in research.

North America Drought Variability: The Last 500 Years, by NOAA
This animation displays the spatial patterns of the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), reconstructed from tree rings, for every year from 1700 to 1978. Each PDSI map was generated from the set of grid point values for that year. From 1895, the maps of reconstructed PDSI are paired with maps from instrumental PDSI records, enabling a comparison between reconstructed and observed PDSI.

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