publication . Article . 2008

Hurricane Katrina as a "teachable moment"

M. H. Glantz;
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  • Published: 10 Apr 2008 Journal: Advances in Geosciences (issn: 1680-7340, eissn: 1680-7359, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Abstract
By American standards, New Orleans is a very old, very popular city in the southern part of the United States. It is located in Louisiana at the mouth of the Mississippi River, a river which drains about 40% of the Continental United States, making New Orleans a major port city. It is also located in an area of major oil reserves onshore, as well as offshore, in the Gulf of Mexico. Most people know New Orleans as a tourist hotspot; especially well-known is the Mardi Gras season at the beginning of Lent. People refer to the city as the "Big Easy". A recent biography of the city refers to it as the place where the emergence of modern tourism began. A mul...
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free text keywords: [SDU.STU]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences, Q, QE500-639.5, Dynamic and structural geology, [ SDU.STU ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences, Science, QE1-996.5, Geology
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publication . Article . 2008

Hurricane Katrina as a "teachable moment"

M. H. Glantz;