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The Environmental, Economic and Social Impact of Drought

Satellite imagery of soot and ash from forest fires caught in the winds

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grades Levels: 9-12
Year: 2002
Subjects: Earth Science

This NASA video segment highlights the impact of drought on a global scale. Viewers learn that during a drought the risk of fire increases. Fire produces soot and ash that travel across continents via the trade winds. The video also discusses how this decreased air quality can kill certain organisms and can affect the development of hurricanes.

The Environmental, Economic and Social Impact of Drought
Duration: 2 minutes 23 seconds
> View QuickTime [8MB]

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Page Last Updated: December 15th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild