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Mineral map of cuprite, USGS photo.

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Exploration and Discovery in Yellowstone Lake: Results from High-resolution Sonar Imaging, Seismic Reflection Profiling, and Submersible Studies part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article presents discoveries from multi-beam sonar mapping and seismic reflection surveys of Yellowstone Lake. It provides new insight into the extent of post-collapse volcanism and ...

Microbial Ecology of an Extreme Acidic Environment, the Tinto River part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article analyzes the microbial ecology of the Rio Tinto, an extreme environment with a rather constant acidic pH and high concentration of heavy metals. Molecular ecology techniques are ...

High Pressure X-Ray Crystallography with the Diamond Cell at NIST/NBS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 32-page pdf from the Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology details the invention of the diamond anvil cell and the ruby fluorescence technique, which are used ...

The Scanning Tunneling Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Physics Department at Davidson College presents an overview of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) as well as the results of an experiment conducted by the authors. They ...

An Introduction to the Scope, Potential and Applications of X-ray Analysis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Michael Laing at the University of Natal provides an introduction to X-ray crystallography and the applications of various techniques. A discussion of basic crystallography leads into ...

Dead Zone: Galveston Researcher Examines Loss of Marine Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Texas A&M newspaper article provides very general info regarding the possible link between poor water quality in the Gulf of Mexico and farm runoff. Researcher Antonietta Quigg describes ...

Restoring Life to the Dead Zone: Addressing Gulf Hypoxia, a National Problem part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet provides an introductory synopsis of some of the causes of poor water quality in the Gulf of Mexico. The dead zone is caused by increased nutrients from the Mississippi River, ...

Elusive dead zone tracked in the Pacific part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This MSNBC newspaper article provides general information about poor water quality off the Oregon coast. The article recounts how scientists are hunting for very low levels of oxygen, a sign of what ...

Uranium Human Health Fact Sheet part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-page PDF fact sheet briefly describes uranium; what it is, where it comes from, and how it is used. Information is also provided about the human health risks of uranium, including the ...

'Black Smokers' WebQuest: An Internet WebQuest on Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a black smokers WebQuest where students in groups investigate one aspect of the science of black smokers. The WebQuest provides a separate list of links for each research role, ...

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