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Simulating Hurrricane Katrina (Katrinasim)

This guide outlines some resources available for studying and understanding the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Technical Report Tips

When searching for technical reports in specific subject areas, keep in mind these tips:

  • Not all subject areas have extensive collections of technical reports
  • Try going to the web site of the principal professional society that deals with the subject to see if they maintain a collection of tech reports
  • Check the departmental web pages for schools you know have strong programs in the subject area of interest to see what reports may exist there
  • Use a good web search engine to search for tech reports; individual authors sometimes put copies of reports on their personal or other web pages



Technical Report Literature

You may wish to see what kinds of technical reports dealing with Hurricane Katrina might be available.  Bear in mind that it is likely that any such technical reports will be exactly that -- very technical.  This may or may not be the kind of thing you need or want for your project, but in general when you are researching any kind of engineering topic, you should check for available technical literature.  There are many places to look for this kind of information, only a few of which are listed below.  Keep in mind that the full text of any reports you discover may or may not be available online -- but the Library can often obtain useful reports for you in other ways, if time permits.