SANDY: THE SUPERSTORM OF 2012 provides students an overview of how hurricanes and extratropical storms work before reviewing Sandy's development and cataloging the damage caused and its human impact. A concluding section places Sandy in the context of human-induced climate change and storms of the future. Possible solutions for strong storms and rising sea level are also presented. This 32-page enrichment module is ideal for any course addressing the risks of rising sea level due to human-induced climate change.
1. Storms—Tropical and Extratropical.
2. Cyclones and anticyclones.
3. Tropical storms including hurricanes.
4. Extratropical storms including nor'eastersStorm effects on coastlines.
5. Superstorm Sandy.
6. History of the storm.
7. Rainfall and flooding impacts.
8. Erosion and sedimentation impacts.
9. Environmental impacts.
10. Picking up the pieces.
11. The Bigger Picture.
12. Why did Sandy cause so much damage?
13. Who pays to clean up the mess?
14. Climate change?
16. PHOTO GALLERY: COMING BACK FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY.