Investigating the Harrisburg Illinois 2012 Tornado

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  • State
  • Local
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  • Middle School
  • Secondary
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This activity uses ArcGIS Online, a Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) as a tool for analyzing the effects of one tornado, that of 29 February 2012 in Harrisburg, Illinois. Students compare pre-vs-post imagery, read news accounts, and assess the damage; they compare historical tornadoes in the area to the Harrisburg tornado.

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