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Visualizations for Teaching About the Ocean System

This collection of visualizations includes photos, animations, videos, maps and interactive imagery that can be integrated into lectures or classes. The collection is part of an extensive collection created for the Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations workshop.


If you have a visualization that would be helpful for teaching undergraduate oceanography, please contribute to our continually expanding collections.

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Oil Spills
Oil spills cause enormous amounts of damage to ocean and coastal ecosystems and the human populations that depend on them for subsistence, employment, and commerce. These resources speak to the effects of oil spills and aid educators in teaching about these catastrophic events.

Subject: Oceanography: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Collections

Details2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 8.9-9 megathrust earthquake off the north eastern coast of Japan triggered a large tsunami, with wave heights reaching up to 10m. These two events caused widespread devastation and destruction in Japan, including washing away entire cities as well as damaging the country's nuclear power plants, thus causing potential meltdowns.

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Coastal Hazards:Tsunami
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Collections

2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
This page presents visualizations and other resources related to the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami. This event constituted one of the largest disasters in history, causing the deaths of over 230,000 people in fourteen countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (98 ft) high.

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Coastal Hazards:Tsunami
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Collections

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Abigail Howe American Geological Institute
Abigail Howe American Geological Institute - The Earth Science World ImageBank (more info) (ESWIB) is a free resource under development by AGI in which students and teachers can find a variety of geoscience ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography, Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Collections, Images/Illustrations




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