Natural Disaster Links
2011 Tornado Information. NOAA (Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) statistics and analysis of tornado activity for 2011. Many links to other weather information.
Tornado FAQs. NOAA answer guide on tornado basics, historical tornadoes, climatology data, and research information.
Tornadoes... Nature's Most Violent Storms. Information from NASA the weather conditions that cause tornadoes and preparedness measures.
Environment/Natural Disasters. Discover Magazine. Retrieved on June 22, 2010
Grant, bob. Scientists brace for oil impact. The Scientist.com. May 17, 2010. Retrieved on June 22, 2010.
Oil Spills. National Library of Medicine. May 21, 2010. Retrieved on June 22, 2010.
Earthquakes and Health- Japan & Haiti
Readings of Environmental Radioactivity Level by (Japanese) Prefecture Time-series data of the affected areas. Collected and mapped four times a day by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
OCHA Situation Reports Frequently issued humanitarian situation reports from the United Nations.
Google Crisis Response - Japan Includes maps, updated information & peoplefinder
Interactive Map of Japan - Displays real-time Tweets, along with YouTube videos and Flickr photograpy
Japan Sendai Earthquake Data Portal - from the Harvard Center of Geographic Analysis.
Flooding and Pakistan
Animals in Disasters
This web site is a list of web sites that have information on dealing with animals in disaster situations.
This guide identifies information resources useful for researching environmental disasters and ways to prevent/minimize them or to manage the aftermath. The scope of coverage includes:
- operational and monitoring technologies
- chemical hazards
- risk management
- disaster planning
- laws and regulations
- environmental consequences
- economic impacts
- health risks
- public relations management
There are sub-tabs below the In The News tab with information about specific types of disasters.
Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System
(IGEMS), managed by the department’s Office of Emergency Management, provides ongoing awareness of natural hazards, enabling individuals to monitor and analyze natural hazard events as they occur. Information is presented in an integrated geospatial view that locates these threats with reference data, including various basemaps that can be selected by users. The system utilizes data from Interior bureaus, such as the U.S. Geological Survey as well as data provided by the National Weather Service and other authoritative sources.
The following links are courtesy of librarian Emily C. Wild of the U.S. Geological Survey:
USGS SURGE GAGES:
State level information on the hurricane storm surge, in real time where available. The USGS surge gages deployed under mission assignment from Regions 1, 2, and 3 are being updated and posted to the following viewer: http://water.usgs.gov/floods/events/2012/sandy/sandymapper.html
Real-time conditions, where available, will be posted through the points on the map. Additional tabular data will also be available through the above site
USGS: Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms
USGS Water Watch
USGS news blog, Hurricane Sandy: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/sandy/?from=title
USGS news release, Hurricane Sandy : http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3440&from=rss_home
NOAA's National Weather Service information on Hurricane Sandy: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at3.shtml?5-daynl#contents
NASA information on Hurrican Sandy: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2012/h2012_Sandy.html
Naval Research Lab-Tropical Cyclone Web Page http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/TC.html
Links to State-level information - Hurricanes @ USA.gov http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Weather/Hurricane.shtml
New York City's Severe Weather page: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/weather_home.shtml
New York (State) Severe Weather page: http://www.nyalert.gov/
Environmental Disaster Examples
BP Oil Spill
Mount St. Helens
3 Mile Island
Debris after a Tsunami
Testing for Pollution after Hurricane Katrina
All images in this column were retreived from AP Digital Photo Archive, an ASU Libraries subscribed database.
Gasland (documentary) on Fracking for Natural Gas
The film's website
Other video resources in ASU's collections:
Living With the Spill A documentary about the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
A Village Called Versaille A documentary film about a community in New Orleans
Industrial Processes and Waste Stream Management A series of videos related to industrial waste management
The Prediction Problem A documentary about the difficulties of predicting earthquakes
Anatomy of an Earthquake (streaming) A video discussing the potential multiple disasters that might occur with a major earthquake in southern California
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