After weeks of tracking, prediction, and preparation, we watched Hurricane Isaias run its course and dissipate over northeast Canada. Now that the skies have cleared and the winds have passed, we know all that we can about Hurricane Isaias. We know that as a disorganized low pressure system moving east across the Atlantic, Isaias quickly […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about natural hazards while working on the GeoHazard: Modeling Natural Hazards and Assessing Risks project, which is developing curriculum materials for middle and high school students. While helping the team think about how to communicate about the materials being developed, I’ve also been thinking more about the hazards and risks I’m facing through the COVID pandemic and the impact it has already had on my life.
If you think wildfires are in the news more now than in the past, it’s not your imagination. Rather, the increase in wildfires is a trend that scientists have also noticed. One of the many factors driving this change is due to a rise in global temperatures. Because of climate change, droughts are intensifying and fire seasons are getting longer. Scientists are exploring all the factors that influence wildfire behavior and considering the results of experimental computer models with field data.
The GeoHazard team contributed to this blog post. We have just wrapped up a week of remote professional learning for our GeoHazard: Modeling Natural Hazards and Assessing Risks project. The goal of GeoHazard is to help students interpret data and understand the factors influencing the progression of and risks associated with natural hazards. Due to […]
Julia LaCava was a summer intern at the Concord Consortium. A junior at Ithaca College, she majors in communications. Earth Science Week 2019 is October 13-19! The event, founded by the American Geosciences Institute, is in its 21st year and is focused on building a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences for all. […]
Chris Lore is a Research Assistant on the GeoHazard project at the Concord Consortium. Julia LaCava is a summer intern at the Concord Consortium. A junior at Ithaca College, she majors in communications. Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm, the highest of the five storm ratings, defined by sustained wind speeds […]
Exploring natural hazards and extreme events, the predictability and physical impact of these events, and the risk to human lives.