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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.


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Coral Reefs and Atolls
Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University Find images and visualizations about marine invertebrate organisms and the ocean ecosystems they inhabit. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. ...

Subject: Oceanography: Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Carbonates
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

Bathymetry Visualizations
Compiled by Jen Millner (more info) at Montana State University (more info) Find models and animations about the bathymetry of the ocean floor. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. If you have a ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Maps, Images/Illustrations

Earth Science Image Archives
Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University. This section features a variety of websites that provide extensive collections of images related to earth sciences and earth system processes. Click here to ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Scientific Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

2011 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

Comparison of Two Hurricanes
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this activity students synthesize ideas from lecture, reading, and viewing two PBS NOVA videos on hurricanes.

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience, :Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities

Tsunami Caught on Camera
A British Documentary on the Boxing Day Tsunami that hit Asia in 2004

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

Japan Earthquake: Helicopter aerial view video of giant tsunami waves
This video is of the tsunami in Japan in 2011.

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

Brinicle / Icy Finger of Death- Frozen Planet
Time-lapse footage of salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking & freezing

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
NOAA Time-lapse animation showing rising CO2 levels over time

Subject: Oceanography: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Teaching Geoscience with Video Snips
Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Video snips are short video segments of live footage of geologic processes (settling sand, cleaving minerals, or landslides) used to engage students, foster discussion, and stimulate higher order thinking skills. ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Historical Geology, Geophysics, Geomorphology, Economic Geology, Geoscience:Paleontology, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Hydrology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Geology:Tectonics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Video Assignment, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity




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