Showing posts with label hurricane irene. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hurricane irene. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hurricane Irene Before and After in Google Earth

Although not as strong as predicted, Hurricane Irene came and went leaving a path of destruction in its wake (some of my colleagues are still without power as I write this on Wednesday morning). To show the effects of Hurricane Irene on the topography of the east coast of the U.S. a reader of the Google Earth Blog developed a KMZ file with image overlays to show the before and after of Hurricane Irene. The KMZ file was developed using imagery from NOAA's Hurricane Irene Image Index.

Applications for Education
The imagery in this before and after KMZ file could be good for showing students how wind and rain shape coastlines. If you live in one of the areas that felt the effects of Hurricane Irene this KMZ file might start a discussion about any changes your students observed after the storm.

H/T to the Google Earth Blog, of course.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene and Hurricanes Past

Hurricane Irene is heading up the east coast of the US with more force than we've seen in quite a while. Today's episode of CNN Student News covers the track of Irene. The segment also compares Irene to past hurricanes that have hit the coast of the US. The episode is embedded below.

For more resources about Hurricane Irene I recommend checking out the list of mapping resources that Google Maps Mania and the Google Earth Blog have assembled.

And of course, I wish safety and good thoughts to all of my friends and readers in the areas affected by Hurricane Irene.