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Published in 2016
Citizen Science: people of all ages and backgrounds joining together to gather and analyze data. This short video, brought to you by the National Science Foundation, describes what Citizen Science is and lists ways to get involved. Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or...
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"Wildfires can burn thousands of acres, devastate communities, and sometimes even claim lives. Janice Coen at the National Center for Atmospheric Research is studying how weather and fire interact in order to develop a wildfire prediction system to forecast fire behavior. """"When Nature Strikes""""...
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"John Vidale and his team at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network are monitoring ground motion across Washington State and oregon to prepare residents for one fo the most powerful natural hazards on the planet -- a magnitude 9 """"megathrust"""" earthquake. """"When Nature Strikes"""" is produced...
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"Volcanoes are one of the most powerful natural hazards on Earth, but supervolcanoes are so large that they have the ability to alter the world's climate. Michael Manga from the university of California, Berkeley, is investigating a supervolcano that erupted hundreds of thousands of years ago, and...
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"Hurricanes are one of nature's most powerful natural hazards. Jenni Evans of Pennsylvania State University and Jeff Donnelly from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are studying how hurricanes form and what factors influence where and when they make landfall in an effort to save lives....
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"Flash floods can happen anywhere, but factors such as heavy precipitation, geography and soil conditions can put some areas at greater risk. Russ Schumacher at Colorado State University is studying these factors to make more accurate forecasts. """"When Nature Strikes"""" is produced by NBC Learn...
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"Landslides occur when materials like debris, rock, and soil become dislodged from the earth and slide downward at speeds that can approach 100 miles per hour. David Montgomery at the University of Washington studies past and present landslides to try to understand what causes them. """"When Nature...
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"Tornadoes can form in minutes, making early and accurate warnings crucial to saving lives. Howard Bluestein at the University of Oklahoma and Adam Houston at the University of Nebraska are trying to understand why some storms produce townadoes and others don't. """"When Nature Strikes"""" is...
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"Natural disasters can bring death and destruction to communities in the United States and around the world, but they can also teach us about Earth's natural processes. Teams of scientists are gathering new information about dangerous natural events, using cutting-edge methods and technology to help...
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