Natural Hazards

“Developing Better Understanding of Hurricanes” with Allison Wing (14 Nov 2015)

“Developing Better Understanding of Hurricanes” with Allison Wing Originally presented 14 Nov 2015 Funded in part by NOAA Award Number NA15NOS0080223 through the National Ocean Service I am currently a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in the Divison of Ocean and Climate Physics. I work with Dr. … Continued

“The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination” with Benjamin Bostick (28 Mar 2015)

“The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination” with Benjamin Bostick (28 Mar 2015)

The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination Guest Scientist: Benjamin Bostick (Image credit: G. Hofer) Originally presented: 28 Mar 2015 Abstract: Arsenic is one of the most ubiquitous contaminants in groundwater and a major cause of disease worldwide. We will discuss reasons that specific areas have arsenic contamination, why those areas are at risk, … Continued

BIG BOOMS! VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES with Arthur Lerner-Lam and Steven Goldstein (Nov 2004)

BIG BOOMS! VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES with Arthur Lerner-Lam and Steven Goldstein Originally presented 20 Nov 2004 Guest Scientists: Art Lerner-Lam and Steve Goldstein      2004 has been an exciting year for seismologists, volcanologists, geophysicists, and Earth Science teachers and students! The same week at the end of September and beginning of October in which there … Continued

“Hazards and Risk Assessment” with Klaus Jacob (Jan 2007)

“Hazards and Risk Assessments” Klaus Jacob Originally presented 20 Jan 2007 Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and other “geo-hazards” have become much more familiar following the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands not long ago. LDEO scientists have long been in the forefront of studying these events after they occur, and helping local authorities … Continued

“Katrina & New Orleans: Hurricanes, Geology, Land Use and Disaster—Where Do We Go from Here?” with Klaus Jacob (Oct 2005)

“Katrina & New Orleans: Hurricanes, Geology, Land Use, and Disaster–Where Do We Go from Here?” Dr. Klaus Jacob Originally presented 15 Oct 2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may serve as a wake-up call for potential change coming throughout this century. No longer can we view hazardous weather as something that only affects “them” wherever “they” … Continued

“Assessing Natural Hazards” with Arthur Lerner-Lam (Nov 2001)

“Assessing Natural Hazards” with Arthur Lerner-Lam (Nov 2001)

“Assessing Natural Hazards” with Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam Originally presented Nov 2011   Introduction to this Workshop Introduction to Teaching About Natural Disasters Dr. Michael J. Passow PowerPoint   Integrating Educational Technologies There are many web resources you can use to teach about Natural Disasters. Here are two online labs and simulations you can try out for … Continued

“How Predictable Are Natural Disasters?” with Arthur Lerner-Lam (Jan 2000)

“How Predictable Are Natural Disasters?” with Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam Originally presented Jan 2000 Introduction “Nothing can beat the excitement of collecting a singular piece of data, of measuring it delicately, of pronouncing it fit, and extracting its story. One thing an academic program in science must do is communicate science by current example and past … Continued

“Living with Earthquakes” with Arthur Lerner-Lam (Oct 2003)

“Living with Earthquakes” Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam Original presented 25 Oct 2003     Introductory Presentation by Dr. Michael J. Passow PowerPoint | HTML Feel free to use any or all of our resources with your students. They are being organized here for your convenience. We just ask that you cite the source. You can also modify presentations … Continued