FL_10-2 – Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans environmental history - outline

FL_10-2 – Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans environmental history - outline

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ESPM 50 Fall 2010 Lecture 2 – Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans environmental history - outline Blackboard bSpace: o Resources: Unit folders for lecture PP & outline / unit I websites Readers : at Ned’s / reader exchange < read assigned material before lecture 5 th anniversary of Katrina: 12-1 vigil on Sproul / 6-8 memorial - 145 Dwinelle Hurricane classification: Categ 1, 74-95 mph 2, 96-110 mph 3, 111-130 mph 4, 131-155 mph 5, 156 mph o Katrina : Category 5 in Gulf of Mexico / Category 3 upon landfall / 2 in N.O o storm surge: 18-22’ in La. / 26-28’ in Miss. Today : 1) impact of the storm on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast 2) environmental history framework to analyze the disaster Gulf Coast Hurricanes Past as prologue Hurricane Katrina Why was N.O. so unprepared for Katrina? 1
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ESPM 50 Fall 2010 Hurricane Katrina and the environment Meteorology of the storm : Wind precipitation storm surge Regional flooding : wetland saltwater inundation infrastructure damage: transportation, housing, services, industry, ‘Cancer
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FL_10-2 &acirc;€“ Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans environmental history - outline

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