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CLIP 14081

New Orleans levee failures

New Orleans levee failures
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  • New Orleans levee failures
  • Duration: 03:11
  • Professor Ivor Van Heerden of the LSU Hurricane Centre creates a forensic time map that records when New Orleans levees failed during Hurricane Katrina. He uses stopped clocks to create his map, which is needed to work out what storm conditions caused the levee failures. The findings show that the levees were perhaps never going to be able to cope with the force of a hurricane.First broadcast in 'Horizon - The Lost City of New Orleans' on BBC2 in February 2006.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Natural Hazards: Weather

  • Keywords: Hurricane, Katrina, extreme, weather, storm, levees, flood, protection, investigation, New, Orleans, Horizon
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful for investigating hurricanes and the devastating impact extreme weather can have.
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  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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