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posted on 01.12.2020, 17:55 by Chris Lore

Wrangling Uncertainty with the Hurricane Explorer- Chris Lore, The Concord Consortium

The GeoHazard project (https://concord.org/our-work/research-projects/geohazard/) is focused on developing learning materials exploring natural hazards as well as their predictability, impacts, and risks. GeoHazard developed a five-activity curriculum module ( https://learn.concord.org/geo-hurricane) to help students wrangle with the uncertainty in hurricane forecasts. Students now have the ability to run hurricane scenarios with Concord Consortium’s new Hurricane Explorer model (http://hurricane.concord.org). Students use the model to learn about the factors that influence the track of a hurricane and the ways in which a hurricane has the potential to impact those in its path. tectonic plates on a sphere, choose the boundary types, and explore what happens as a dynamic plate tectonic model runs then investigate a data visualization tool to observe earthquake and volcanic eruption patterns along plate boundaries.


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