Chapter 16


Natural Disasters and Catastrophes

Links     (Hurricane Katrina NOAA site)       (Hurricane formation NASA)           (Tsunami and earthquake research USGS)             (The relationship between volcanoes and earthquakes)            (Landslides hazard program USGS)            (Wildfire)             (Tornado formation)                (Causes of floods)          (Heat Wave brochure)         (Climate change and drought - Washington Post article)         (New Madrid Fault)              (Heat wave deaths)               (Heat waves NRDC)    (Global warming and heat waves),,contentMDK:23208924~menuPK:34457~pagePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html      (Shel region drought)          (La Conchita land slides USGS)     (Mississippi floods slide show)         (Pacific tsunami warning center)     (Nat Geo tsunami article)              (Deforestation and flooding)                  (Deforestation and hurricane Mitch)        (Nevado Del Ruiz eruption USGS)            (1995 Kobe earthquake, Japan USGS)      (rapid city flood of 1972)           (Alquist-Priolo earthquake fault zoning act)           (Construction setbacks)              (Sacramento- San Joaquin delta)          (Sichuan earthquake 2008)           (Myanmar cyclone 2008)