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Hurricane Visualizations

This site from NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory presents descriptions, 3-D images and animations of some noteworthy hurricanes in recent history, including Andrew, Opal and Fran. The ...

Environmental Setting of the Yellowstone River Basin, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming

This U.S. Geological Survey report describes the natural and anthropogenic factors believed to influence water quality in the Yellowstone River Basin. Topics include physiography, climate, geology, ...

Volcano Hazards Fact Sheet: Yellowstone - Restless Volcanic Giant

This U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report summarizes the Yellowstone volcanic system and its associated hazards. Scientists are studying the Yellowstone region to assess the potential hazards from ...

United States Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Program: Earthquake Research

This site describes the research activities of the Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The activities include: borehole geophysics and rock mechanics, ...

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences

This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, ...

International Volcanic Health Hazard Network

This international organization collects and disseminates geologic and medical data to evaluate and predict volcanic health hazards. The site provides an index of members working in the fields of ...

Our Dynamic Planet

This CD-ROM consists of tools for learner investigations of data that support the theory of Plate Tectonics. Data are accessible through a point and click interface with extensive online help. This ...

Teachable Moments: Haiti Earthquake

This page from IRIS includes links to resources about the geology of the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake. Included are animation/visualization links, USGS resources, and others.

USArray GMV for Near East Coast OF Honshu, Japan Event

This site, from EarthScope, features a groundmotion movie (Quicktime) of North American crust nearly 6 minutes after the terrible Japan earthquake.

Tour of the Hayward Fault

This photographic tour of the Hayward Fault presents images of some of the most easily recognized surface features, from the City of Fremont in central California toward the southern end of the ...

Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth's axis

An article from CNN about how the magnitude 9.0 March 2011 earthquake of the coast of Japan shifted Japan's coast and the Earth's Axis.

Honshu Mw=9 Earthquake 11 March 2011

This web page, from CIRES, provides information, diagrams, and movies related to the March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. These visualizations include mechanisms behind the earthquake and tsunami ...

GFDL VisGallery

This site contains visualizations and animations based on the results of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's research. They are offered as examples of various visualization techniques ...

The High Plains: Land of Extremes

This site covers the physical features of the High Plains (or Great Plains), the grasses and plants of the area, prairie dog ecosystems, riparian areas, mining, management, water resources, and fire ...

The Cataclysmic 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication highlights the events and aftermath of the June 15, 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, which was the second-largest ...

Long-lasting Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i Leads to Volcanic-Air Pollution

In 1986 the eruption of Kilauea Volcano changed from the episodic fountaining of lava and gas at Pu`u O`o cone every few weeks to the continuous outpouring of lava from a new vent only 3 kilometers ...

Sea level rise and subsidence: Implications for Flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana

This 2003 article describes the potential problems associated with sea level rise and subsidence in New Orleans. The article forewarns of serious losses in property in New Orleans unless ...

Seismic Map for Yellowstone

A map of known hazardous faults and fault zones in Yellowstone National Park plotted with real-time earthquake data. The earthquake epicenters can be clicked for more information.

Tsunami warnings using ocean circulation models

This resource is an abstract. This study uses numerical models that take advantage of digital seismometry and satellite radar altimetry to shed light on tsunami source and formation mechanisms. The ...

A tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean

This resource is an abstract. Using tidal gauge data from the time of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the authors were able to reconstruct the height and speed of the waves and the time it took them ...




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