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Geological Survey of Canada, Geodynamics Program: Earthquake Processes: Cascadia Subduction Zone

This page explains the tectonic setting of the west coast of North America. It explains the process of the subduction of the Juan de Fuca plate beneath the North American plate. It describes the ...

Improving hurricane prediction

The authors report that a high resolution general circulation model now being used at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Ames Research Center doubles the resolution of most global weather models ...

PPP Kinamatic Solution for the Great Tohoku Earthquake, M9.0

This website features animations that show coordinate variations every 1 sec. relative to the pre-earthquake a priori coordinates from the March 2011 Japan earthquake. There are four animation movie ...

Earthquake Hazards Program - National Earthquake Center

Users can access a selection of technical information and data about earthquakes in the U.S. and around the world. A current worldwide list of earthquakes is available, as are data on geophysical ...

Wind Erosion Research Unit

This website provides a synopsis of wind erosion, which can threaten the sustainability of natural resources. The USDA Wind Erosion Unit provides maps of areas at risk for wind erosion and drought, ...

Seven Days

A SCEC-VDO movie showing two approx. magnitude 5 earthquakes that occurred within seven days in Southern California. The second earthquake is on or near the San Andreas fault and led to concern of a ...

Micro-Blocks in Southern California

This SCEC-VDO movie shows how faults are bounding surfaces of micro-blocks of the earth's crust. The Southern California Earthquake Center's Virtual Display of Objects (SCEC-VDO) is 3D ...

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Community Fault Model (over 150 major faults of Southern California)

This is a movie made using the SCEC-VDO software showing a 3D animation of the SCEC Community Fault Model (over 150 major faults of Southern California). The movie highlights the San Andreas and ...

Southern California Earthquake Center Animations and Movies

This site hosts several movies and animations of fault processes and earthquakes in Southern California. The files are .mov files and are viewable with QuickTime.

Biota of the Colorado Plateau

This site deals with the changes in the biota of the Colorado Plateau. Main topics include biotic communities, changes in the biota, and agents of biotic change. Each of these topics has a variety of ...

FEMA HAZUS

This is a risk assessment software program that contains models for estimating potential losses from floods, hurricane winds and earthquakes. Loss estimates produced by HAZUS are based on current ...

Last 8 to 30 Days of Earthquake Activity from the QED

This Quick Epicenter Determinations (QED) map and list displays information on earthquakes that occurred between 8 and 30 days ago. The site provides information on earthquakes around the world, ...

NOAA Indian Ocean Tsunami Animation

This Quicktime visualization from NOAA concentrates on the wave propagation as it occurred in the Indian Ocean as a result of the Sumatra earthquake. This animation can be paused, rewound and ...

IRIS: Seismic Monitor

This web site provides an interactive map of global seismic activity that is updated every 30 minutes. The site uses data from the National Earthquake Information Center to produce a world map with ...

Earthquake Shaking and Damage

This homework exercise is designed to familiarize students with earthquake shaking, acceleration, intensity and hazards, including the quantitative measurement of these properties. Students analyze ...

Vectors and slope stability

This activity is designed to teach students with little or no experience with vectors, free-body diagrams, or the like to apply vectors to slope stability problems. Students first learn the basic ...

Determining Earthquake Probability and Recurrence from Past Seismic Events

Students completing this homework and in-class exercise use historical data from small earthquakes to estimate the recurrence interval of They are encouraged to examine sampling limitations, ...

Angle of Repose

In this activity, students explore how different sediment properties influence slope stability. They make piles of sediments with varied grain size, angularity, and water content and measure the ...

SAGUARO: Science and GIS Unlocking Analysis and Research Opportunities

The SAGUARO project CD-ROM features three learning modules that use GIS to learn about earth system science. The three modules - Exploring Tropical Cyclones, Exploring the Dynamic Earth, and ...

Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies

This website is a cooperative research project between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the University of New Orleans. The goal of the project is to ...




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