Natural Disasters


General Bushfires

Floods

Drought

Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tornadoes

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Tsunamis
Predicting Disasters Tackling Disasters
General

Natural Hazards Home - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/index.jsp

TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES - from Emergency Management Australia
http://www.ema.gov.au/agd/EMA/emaSchools.nsf/Page/Lesson_Plans

Natural Resources and Climate - from NSW Department of Primary Industries, topics include Bushfire, Drought, Flood and Frost Damage
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources

Community Risk in Mackay: A multi-hazard risk assessment - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/map/mackay/

Community Risk in Cairns - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/map/cairns/

Exploring Earth Hazards - from United States Geological Survey Learning Web
http://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/explorer/topic_hazards.htm

The Disaster Center
http://www.disastercenter.com/

FEMA for Kids - from Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.fema.gov/kids/

Federal Emergency Management Agency Virtual Library and Reading Room - This is the Preparedness, Training and Exercises Room
http://www.fema.gov/library/

Nine days that shook the world: Fires, quakes, megafloods, tsunamis, meteors, mass extinctions - from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg16321987.400-nine-days-that-shook-the-world.html

Earthforce - from The Franklin Institute Online, eathquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods and avalanches
http://sln.fi.edu/earth/

Natural Hazards and Public Safety - includes "Coastal Erosion and Storm Events" and "Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Landslides".
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/hazards/

Savage Earth - from PBS Online
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/


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Bushfires

The Science of Bushfires - a WebQuest developed by UniServe Science
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/sciweek/2002/firescience.html

Managing fire in NSW national parks - from NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/fire/mngfireinnswnatpks.htm

Firenet - Charles Sturt University
http://www.csu.edu.au/firenet/

Fire, the Australian Experience - The history of fire in Australia with links to "Burning for Bio-diversity" and "The Impact of Aboriginal Fire Regimes", Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
http://www.atse.org.au/index.php?sectionid=188

Fire Regimes and their Impacts in the Mulga (Acacia aneura) Landscapes of Central Australia - from Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.environment.gov.au/soe/2001/publications/technical/fire/pubs/part3.pdf

Fire and Biodiversity: The Effects and Effectiveness of Fire Management - from Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/publications/series/paper8/index.html

How Fires Affect Biodiversity - by Dr A Malcolm Gill, Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research.
http://www.anbg.gov.au/fire_ecology/fire-and-biodiversity.html

Bushfire Ecology - from Earthbeat, Radio National, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/earth/stories/s771181.htm

Beyond the Bushfires 2003: Environmental issues in the Australian Alps - from Department of Environment and Heritage
http://www.australianalps.deh.gov.au/publications/fire/beyond-bushfires.html

Caring for native animals after bushfires - a PrimeFact from Department of Primary Industries
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/emergency/bushfire/animals/caring-native-animals-bushfires

Fire & Biodiversity - from Victorian Department of Sustainability and the Environment
Fire and Biodiversity

Fire impacts on biodiversity - from Savanna Explorer
http://www.savanna.org.au/all/fire_impacts.html

Fire in Australia's Tropical Savanna - from Savanna Explorer
http://www.savanna.org.au/all/fire.html

Environment, native vegetation, wildfire, flooding - from Department of Planning and Community Development
Practice and advisory notes

Appendix A The 20022003 fire season - from Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
http://www.environment.gov.au/soe/2006/publications/drs/pubs/335/lnd/ld_24_climate_and_fire.pdf


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Floods

Flood Stories From Around The World - a multicultural look at floods, their results and their causes, from Talk Origins
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/flood-myths.html

Flash Flood! - with links to Flood Types, Flood Preparation, Safety Rules and Flood Watch, from Weather Eye
http://weathereye.kgan.com/cadet/flood/about.html

Flood! - Famous rivers in flood and resources, from PBS Online
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/flood/textindex.html

Environment, native vegetation, wildfire, flooding - from Department of Planning and Community Development
Practice and advisory notes

Australia's Biodiversity - Impacts of Climate Change - from Department of Climate Change
http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/impacts/biodiversity.html


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Drought

Living With Drought - from the Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/livedrought.shtml

National Drought Mitigation Center - includes drought watch, drought science, climatology, impacts, mitigation and links
http://www.drought.unl.edu/index.htm

Drought Science - from eWater CRC
http://www.ewatercrc.com.au/drought/main.shtml

Productivity after the drought - a PrimeFact from Department of Primary Industries
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/103657/productivity-after-the-drought.pdf

Impact of global warming on biodiversity - from NOVA, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/091/091key.htm


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Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tornadoes

About Tropical Cyclones - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/cyclone/about/about-tropical-cyclones.shtml

Community Risk in Cairns - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/map/cairns/

Cyclone Tracy Website - includes Cyclone Tracy, Cyclones Meteorological Information and Oral Histories.
http://www.ntlib.nt.gov.au/tracy/basic/Cyc_Tracy.html

JCU MetSat GMS Weather Pictures - provided by James Cook University.
http://www.jcu.edu.au/JCUMetSat/web/metsat.html

TC Vance - Details of Tropical Cyclone Vance which hit the west coast of Australia in March 1999.
http://www.bom.gov.au/info/cyclone/vance/vance.shtml

Severe Thunderstorms in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory - from the Bureau of Meteorology.
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/nsw/sevwx/

Australian Weather and Storm Chasing - from OzThunder
http://ozthunder.com/

Tropical Storms, Worldwide - contains general information on current storms.
http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropical/

Ask Jack FAQ index - Frequently asked questions about the weather and climate including hurricanes and tornadoes
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/askjack/wfaq0.htm

Hurricane Central - from The Weather Channel
http://www.weather.com/newscenter/tropical/

Hurricane Field Trip
http://www.field-trips.org/sci/hurricane/index.htm

Tornado Field Trip
http://www.field-trips.org/sci/tornado/index.htm

FAQ: Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tropical Cyclones - Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html

Hurricanes online meteorology guide
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/home.rxml

Hurricane Research Division of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/

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Earthquakes

What is an Earthquake? - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/earthquake/

Earthquake Information - including "Hazards and Preparedness".
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/


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Volcanoes

Oz Volcanoes - a WebQuest developed by UniServe Science to study recent volcanism in Australia
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/quests/ozvolcanoes.html

Volcanoes! - lesson plan with resources from United States Geological Survey Learning Web
http://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/teachers/volcanoes.htm

Understanding Volcano Hazards and Preventing Volcanic Disasters - a pdf file of a presentation given by United States geological Survey
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/pdf/vhp5yrplan.pdf

Impact of a Volcanic Eruption on Agriculture and Forestry in New Zealand - from Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
http://www.maf.govt.nz/mafnet/rural-nz/emergency-management/volcanoes/volcano-erruption-impact/httoc.htm

Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions - from Teacher's Domain
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/ess05/sci/ess/earthsys/forecastvol/index.html

Expert predicted volcano eruption - from BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1777671.stm

Volcanoes: Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions? - from The Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/volcanoes/entry.html

Images of Volcanoes in the Australian Region - volcanoes in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/australia/australia.html

Volcano Field Trip
http://www.field-trips.org/sci/volcano/index.htm

Mt Ruapehu Eruption Resources - from @URL, contains QuickTime Virtual Reality Movie and articles
http://url.co.nz/resources/ruapehu.php

Ruapehu Lahar Residual Risk Assessment - a report (85 page) produced for the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, New Zealand, download in pdf
http://www.mcdem.govt.nz/memwebsite.nsf/Files/RuapehuReportMainText/$file/RuapehuReportMainText.pdf


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Tsunamis

Tsunamis A section of our website devloped for Tsunamis

Tsunami Information - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/info/tsunami/tsunami_info.shtml

NOAA Center for Tsunami Research - from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/

Pacific Tsunami Museum
http://www.tsunami.org/

Tsunami - from Earth and Space Science, University of Washington
http://www.ess.washington.edu/tsunami/index.html

Tsunami hazard mitigation and information - from Disaster Center
http://www.disastercenter.com/tsunami.htm

Tsunami Research Center - from university of Southern California
http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/


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Predicting Disasters

Hazards Folder - from Emergency Management Australia
Series of teaching units on Hazards

Predicting Natural Disasters - from Emergency Management Australia
teaching resource in pdf


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Tackling Disasters

Smarter Ways to Tackle Disasters - from CSIRO
http://www.csiro.au/news/mediarel/mr1998/mr98297.html

Hurricane Awareness - from the National Hurricane Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/index.shtml

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