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Use these resources to further explore the world of geography
Connections: "A Dangerous Intersection: Humans and Climate Destroy Reef Ecosystem" NASA Earth Observatory
USGS Public Lecture Series: "Hurricanes and Our Changing Coasts" (July, 2009) Description from the site: "In September 2008, Hurricane Ike destroyed nearly every house in the Gulf-front community of Gilchrist, just north of Galveston Texas. In addition to storm surge and battering waves, the land on which the houses were built contributed to the disaster by changing in shape and elevation. Dr. Sallenger will explain how the coast changes during extreme storms—such as Hurricanes Isabel, Katrina, and Ike—and what this means for our coastal developments today and in the future."
"On the Beach" News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS) August 22, 2003 report on California's coastal erosion problem.
The Sea Floor The Earth Revealed (Annenberg/CPB) This segment examines the research submersibles and indirect methods used to study the bottom of the ocean, providing a look at volcanic activity, formations such as the continental shelf and mid-ocean ridges, and life forms living at extreme depths. One-time, free registration may be required to view film. (29:00) Go to the Earth Revealed site and scroll to "The Sea Floor". One-time, free registration may be required to view film.
Conservation Medicine: What the Oceans are Telling Us (WGBH Forum Network) From the site: "This talk analyzes how human impacts on the world's oceans have devastated populations, species and ecosystems at a rapid scale, and how methodologies to assess marine ecosystem health are grossly lacking."
"Amazing Atolls of the Maldives" (NASA Earth Observatory) This report investigates the role of climate and waves in the development of coral reefs that form atolls.