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Why is the gulf affected by so many natural disasters?

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Why is the gulf affected by so many natural disasters?

Answered By: Linda Kern
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2017     Views: 2

This is a very topical question.

To research it, start with our All-Purpose Research Guide. You should narrow your question to a specific kind of natural disaster, for example hurricanes, because different kinds of disasters arise from different sources. In the Brenau Discovery Search box, search "gulf of mexico" AND hurricanes. Use the left side toolbar to narrow to books. This search will take you to some great results including an eBook titled Hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexico. Click Access Online to read the book.

When you're done with the books, change to limiter to articles and take a look at those. Also use the toolbar to limit to full text. You'll see several articles including Hydrodynamic Response of Northeastern Gulf of Mexico to Hurricanes (it took a long time to load, but it was worth it) and Hurricane risk variability along the Gulf of Mexico coastline.

If you need a website the the assignment, take a look at the National Hurricane Center, http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/ . NASA also studies hurricanes, https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/main/index.html .

Thanks for asking a librarian. I hope your research goes well.

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