8. Natural Hazards Center

Have you ever heard of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado’s Boulder Campus? Despite its name, the Center conducts all-hazards disaster research into mitigation, planning, response and recovery issues.

They publish the Natural Hazards Observer six times a year and the Natural Hazards Review quarterly. In addition, they offer a variety of other reports and books. Many of these items may be downloaded at no cost from their website, www.colorado.edu/hazards while other texts are offered for sale.

In addition to the publications, the Center conducts an annual hazards workshop in July, sponsors scholarships and awards, and hosts a research library. I have found their website both useful and interesting for over a decade.

Switching topics, this is a final reminder that the OSU Meteorology Club’s 19th Annual Severe Weather Symposium is this Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Ohio Union on OSU’s main campus. A link to this symposium is available at Wilmington’s National Weather Service home page, www.weather.gov/iln/ .