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It's a Disaster - a Year 6 cross-curricular unit of work based on Natural Disasters, includes a WebQuest, an E-pal project, library research and a technology design project, from FuturePD, Western Australia, pdf file requiring Acrobat Reader 4
Natural Resources and Climate - from Natural Resources and Climate, NSW Department of Agriculture, topics inlcude Bushfire, Drought, Flood and Frost Damage
Community Risk in Mackay: A multi-hazard risk assessment - from Geoscience Australia
Community Risk in Cairns - from Geoscience Australia
Exploring Earth Hazards - from United States Geological Survey Learning Web
The Disaster Center
FEMA for Kids - from Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency Virtual Library and Reading Room - This is the Preparedness, Training and Exercises Room
Nine days that shook the world: Fires, quakes, megafloods, tsunamis, meteors, mass extinctions - from New Scientist
Earthforce - from The Franklin Institute Online, eathquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods and avalanches
Natural Hazards and Public Safety - includes "Coastal Erosion and Storm Events" and "Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Landslides".
Savage Earth - from PBS Online
The Tsunami Page - Tsunami, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Volcanic Eruptions and other Natural Hazards
The Science of Bushfires - a WebQuest developed by UniServe Science
The role of the NPWS in managing fire - from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Firenet Virtual Library - Charles Sturt University
Fire Regimes and their Impacts in the Mulga (Acacia aneura) Landscapes of Central Australia - from Department of the Environment and Heritage
How Fires Affect Biodiversity - by Dr A Malcolm Gill, Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research.
The Contribution of Fire in Dramatising the Australian Landscape - from the Australian National University.
FireNet - The International Fire Information Network
Bushfire Factsheets - from Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) - fact sheets on Fire and Wildlife and Fire Ecology and Post fire Ecology
A CASE STUDY OF ASH WEDNESDAY, Feb 16, 1983 - from ANU
The Ash Wednesday fires, February 16, 1983 - from ANU
ASH WEDNESDAY - includes Weather conditions leading up to the Ash Wednesday fires and How did the Ash Wednesday bushfires start?
The January 1994 fires in Sydney, NSW - from ANU
The Como/Jannali Jan 1994 fire - from ANU
LANE COVE FIRE - from ANU
The Tasmanian (Hobart) fires, February 7, 1967 - from ANU
THE TASMANIAN BUSHFIRES OF 7TH FEBRUARY 1967 - from ANU
Flood Stories From Around The World - a multicultural look at floods, their results and their causes, from Talk Origins
Flash Flood! - with links to Flood Types, Flood Preparation, Safety Rules and Flood Watch, from Weather Eye
Flood! - Famous rivers in flood and resources, from PBS Online
Living With Drought - from the Bureau of Meteorology
National Drought Mitigation Center - includes drought watch, drought science, climatology, impacts, mitigation and links
Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tornadoes
Community Risk in Cairns - from Geoscience Australia
Community risk in Cairns: a multi-hazard risk assessment - this activity has been produced by the Australian Geological Survey Organisation and can be used on-line or the CD-ROM can be purchased, details on the web page.
Cyclone Tracy Website - includes Cyclone Tracy, Cyclones Meteorological Information and Oral Histories.
JCU MetSat GMS Weather Pictures - provided by James Cook University.
Severe Thunderstorms in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory - from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Weather and Storm Chasing - from OzThunder
Tropical Storms, Worldwide - contains general information on current storms.
Ask Jack FAQ index - Frequently asked questions about the weather and climate including hurricanes and tornadoes
Hurricane Field Trip
Tornado Field Trip
FAQ: Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tropical Cyclones (Part 1 of 2) - What is a Cyclone, How do Tropical Cyclones form? How are Australian tropical cyclones ranked? etc.
Hurricanes online meteorology guide
Hurricane Research Division of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Geohazards - from Geosciences Australia
Earthquake Information - including "Hazards and Preparedness".
Oz Volcanoes - a WebQuest developed by UniServe Science to study recent volcanism in Australia
Volcanoes! - lesson plan with resources from United States Geological Survey Learning Web
Understanding Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards - a pdf file of a presentation given by Seiemic Research Unit, University of West Indies, contains excellent images of volcanoes, lahars, and other volcanic hazards
Impact of a Volcanic Eruption on Agriculture and Forestry in New Zealand - from Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions - from StudyWorks! Online
Expert predicted volcano eruption - from BBC News
Volcanoes: Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions? - from The Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection
Images of Volcanoes in the Australian Region - volcanoes in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
Volcano Field Trip
Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Lahar Threat Response - background to the lahar threat - from Department of Conservation, NZ, download in pdf
Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Lahar Threat Response - the above fact sheet and other background and related information available online and to download in pdf
Mt Ruapehu Eruption Resources - from @URL, contains QuickTime Virtual Reality Movie and articles
Ruapehu Lahar Residual Risk Assessment - a report (85 page) produced for the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, New Zealand, download in pdf
Volcanic Lahar Zones - from Environment Waikato
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Tsunami hazard mitigation and information
Welcome to Tsunami Central
Ultimate list of Tsunami Resources
Tackling Disasters- CSIRO
Smarter Ways to Tackle Disasters - from CSIRO
Hurricane Awareness - from the National Hurricane Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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