COASTAL HAZARDS @ VIRGINIA TECH
Developed with support from the National Science Foundation (Grant No. 1206271), this K-12 outreach kit includes instructions for a hands-on activity in a mini (traveling) wave flume. This activity addresses the damaging effects of tsunamis and the role of coastal forest in mitigating these effects.
Co-authored by Jen Irish and developed with support from the Texas Department of Public Safety, this hurricane primer gives an overview of hurricane climatology, storm surge, and flooding probability and risk.
Acknowledgements & Credits: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's Sea Grant Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Energy, National Commission on Energy Policy, Texas General Land Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Virginia Tech. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of these funding sponsors. Background photo courtesy of Sadatsugu Tomizawa (Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Photo (left) of Galveston, TX USA courtesy of C. Parrish, U.S. Airforce.
© 2019 Jennifer L. Irish, Robert Weiss, and Tina Dura. All Rights Reserved.