Freesound is a database of 120,000 sounds, not songs. The sounds can include anything from a pipe banging against the wall to water dripping. Many of the sounds have been used in movies and in ccMixter remixes. Keywords and “sounds-like” type of browsing are available for searching. From the site, “Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.”
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“Offers ‘more than 20,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets and services covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences’ courtesy of NASA. Among the wide range of topics: soil temperature, drought severity, el nino oscillations, atmospheric radiation, glacial landforms/processes, volcanic ash/dust, reforestation, environmental assessments, diseases/epidemics, ice core records, etc.”
A project of the Federation of American Scientists, this site was created in response to the federal ready.gov site. It offers “comprehensive and correct emergency preparedness information for families, businesses, and individuals with disabilities.” Links to local sites are provided as well.
This site from the CDC offers thorough information on preparing for, or responding to, many types of disasters (Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Power Outages, etc.) Selecting a specific type of disaster leads the user to more in-depth information on topics such as food safety, hazards, animal protection, etc. Information is also available in Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, German and Portuguese.
This tool provides text and map searches for faults in the United States. For each fault, a thorough report is provided.
Searchable library of photographs of geologic hazards and natural disasters. Images include earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides and more.
A compendium of over 600 references that are related to the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812. The archives include eyewitness accounts, maps, and other documents in three databases.