Overview: Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado FloodsLast modified: Nov 10, 2016 , Libraries: ggplot2, plotly,
This lesson demonstrates ways that scientists identify and use data that they use to study disturbance events. Further, it encourages students to think about why we need to quantify change and different types of data needed to quantify the change. This lesson focuses on flooding as a natural disturbance event with impacts on the local human populations. Specifically, it focuses on the causes and impacts of flooding that occurred in 2013 throughout Colorado with an emphasis on Boulder County.