Weather hazard - Hurricane Katrina

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Starter

[16 June 2006]
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Activities

Use the following resources and any notes you made while watching a video about Hurricane Katrina to produce a detailed case study of this atmospheric/weather hazard.

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When did it happen?

[24 September 2008]
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National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center - Hurricane KATRINA

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Where did it happen?

Regional Scale: Western Atlantic

DateTime (EDT)Latitude (°N)Longitude (°W)Wind Speed (mph)Pressure (mb)Status
23/08/2005200023.375.8351007Tropical Depression
24/08/2005230026.078.0501001Tropical Storm
25/08/2005190025.980.180985Category 1 Hurricane
26/08/2005230024.683.6105965Category 2 Hurricane
27/08/2005200024.885.9115944Category 3 Hurricane
28/08/2005080025.787.7160908Category 5 Hurricane
28/08/2005230027.689.4160904Category 5 Hurricane
29/08/2005070029.189.6145918Category 4 Hurricane
29/08/2005200032.988.965965Tropical Storm
30/08/2005110036.887.535985Tropical Depression

Print the National Hurricane Centre Western Atlantic Tracking Chart and plot the table from the table above upon it. Ensure that your plot shows the status of the hurricane. Include a title and a key.

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Why did it happen?

[31 July 2009]
[12 October 2010]
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Who was affected by it happening?

Produce a SPEED consequences table - a table with five columns - Social | Political | Economic | Environmental | Demographic. Work through the two sources below adding notes into the correct columns in your consequences table.

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Wikipedia - Hurricane Katrina

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BBC News - Special Reports - Hurricane Katrina

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What happened?

Produce a one-paragraph summary of Hurricane Katrina.

Review

Review

Predicting Hurricanes - How easy is it?

[31 May 2008]

Managing the Hurricane Hazard - What can be gone to limit the effects?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ffg8HFKORY&feature=emb_title
[4 June 2007]