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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Spectrophotometer Simulation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Davidson College features an applet that models the emission of photons by a lamp, the absorption of those photons by a solute in a sample solution, and the detection of the photons by ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications

Materials Science: Diffraction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This suite of websites from the University of Liverpool comprises a learning module that focuses on diffraction. The website features sections on diffraction, the geometry of diffraction, the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

Project ExCEL part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the Materials Science and Engineering department at Iowa State University features information about WebSEM. The site presents a scanning electron microscope (SEM) connected to the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity

Thermobarometry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site hosts a computer application for thermobarometry. The program calculates pressures and temperatures for garnet, cordierite, spinel, sillimanite/kyanite, quartz anhydrous or hydrous pelitic ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies
Resource Type: Computer Applications

MELTS Home Page part of SERC Web Resource Collection

MELTS is a software package for modeling crystallization of magmatic systems. The MELTS home page provides acess to three types of modeling tools. The software can be used to calculate phase ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Computer Applications

Electron Microprobe Laboratory, University of Minnesota part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Minnesota Microprobe Remote Access Project is an initiative that allows real-time access to an electron microprobe using a standard World Wide Web browser. This project gives students, educators, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Audio, Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Computer Applications

BASINS: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

BASINS is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed and water quality based studies. This new software makes it possible to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Groundwater modeling, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Water Quality and Quantity:Non-Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Datasets with Tools

2D X-Ray Crystallography Simulator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The X-Ray Diffraction Simulator is a program developed at Carnegie Mellon using the cT programming language as an aid to teaching undergraduate courses involving crystallography. The program provides ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Computer Applications

Physics Applets part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These physics applets involve astrophysics, energy and environment, mechanics, and thermodynamics. The astrophysics applets are related to spectroscopy, photometry, orbital mechanics and cosmology, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Computer Applications

ModeMaker Software part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a program for the Macintosh that allow the user to create diagrams with up to five phases each with a known size mode shape color aspect ratio and alignment. These diagrams can be used by ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Tools