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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Two streams, two stories: How Humans Alter Floods and Streams

In this class activity, students determine the discharge of a 100-year flood for two human-impacted streams. This activity supports the quantitative concepts of recurrence intervals, floods and ...

Webshaker

The UC San Diego Webshaker is a live earthquake experiment conducted over the internet. The user can select a historic earthquake or design an earthquake by specifying the frequency, amplitude, and ...

Weather Tap

WeatherTap.com is a subscription service for online weather data. For 74 dollars a year, users can access numerous including real-time radar, high-resolution satellite imagery, lightning data, ...

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 ...

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Scientific Visualization Studio

This is the web page for The Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS), a branch of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) that generates visuals to promote a greater understanding of ...

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 ...

Florida State University Weather Pages

This is a set of meteorology-related web pages whose goal is to present less common types of weather information. From these pages, users can submit their own weather observations and browse those ...

A Complete Guide to CLimate Change

This guide to global climate change is a resource for geology, geography and environmental science students. It is not a complete guide but serves to review and illustrate the key factors of climate ...

National Weather Service Homepage

The National Weather Service web page provides access to a vast array of weather and climate information. Their services include current weather data, forecast information and products, and severe ...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration's Operational Significant Event Imagery

This web page provides high-resolution, detailed imagery of significant environmental events. Links are available to images on the following subjects: current events, dust storms, fires, floods, ...

Hurricanes

This Why Files article focuses on hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean region: what they are, how they form, how they are predicted, how scientists use Geostationary Operational ...

Hurricanes

This page provides access to a variety of resources about hurricanes. The site contains animations of past hurricanes, current hurricane predictions, tutorials on what to do when threatened by a ...

Hurricane Field Trip

This site focuses on the subject of hurricanes (typhoons and cyclones). Designed as an electronic tour, it guides the user through different web sites as stops, providing a comprehensive overview of ...

How Hurricanes Work

How Stuff Works is a site that offers in-depth articles explaining in simple terms how things work. This article provides a detailed description of how hurricanes work. This includes what a hurricane ...

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, ...

Severe Weather: Hurricanes

Severe Weather: Hurricanes is part of an on-line series of modules entitled Exploring the Environment. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental Earth Science education through ...

Online Guide: Hurricanes

Hurricanes is one of several online guides produced by the Weather World 2010 project at the University of Illinois. These guides use multimedia technology and the dynamic capabilities of the web to ...




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