You can use this page to browse through all of the individual visualizations that have been cataloged in our digital library. You can also browse them as
Natural Resources Conservation Service: Climate Information Retrieval
This website, created and maintained by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, contains an interactive map containing climate information for each state. Users can click on states and find information and data for every county in every state. Data includes daily mean temperature, frost free days, growing season, and monthly temperature and precipitation. Users may also download data from this page.
Using imagery and visualizations, this site offers investigations of almost every Earth science topic imaginable. It is structured to follow the unit and chapter headings of an Earth science textbook, offering interactive explorations to complement the topics. The scope is extensive, covering dynamic Earth processes, atmospheric science and ocean science.
Plate Tectonic Animations
This is a collection of thirteen brief plate tectonic animations that were originally produced for the US Geological Survey video Secrets in Stone. They have been converted to animated gifs for web display.
San Antonio Water System Flash Animations
This site features a series of Flash-based animations on several aspects of the San Antonio Water System. Although regional in focus, the topics are broadly applicable. They include: the hydrologic cycle, aquifer structure and function; non-point-source pollution, fresh water distribution, waste water treatment, aquifer storage and recovery and household water conservation. There are also links to a few on-line stories, but those are not included in this review.
SeaWiFS: NASA Carbon Cycle Initiative
SeaWifs 3 year data of the pulse of the planet, helps show the Carbon Build up in the air. For this presentation the Scientist wanted to show how the earth reacts to the chemicals in the air.
Tectonics 1.0, is an interactive tectonic puzzle develped by the Discover Our Earth project. Using Tectonics 1.0, students can apply the theory of continental drift and attempt to reconstruct the ancient super continent of Pangea.
Heller Home Page
Paul Heller is a Professor of Geology at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. Heller's home page links to his publications, class info, research statement, grant info, graduate student info, the UW Geology and Geophysics page, a subsiding basin experiment and a collection of sediment videos. The movies include clips on braided streams, bedload transport, ripples, plane bed lamination, turbidity currents, debris flow, sand sheet migration, graded beds, antidunes, sedimentation, and crystal growth and can be downloaded or viewed as QuickTime files.
Part of the supporting resources for the School of Earth Sciences dynamic earth module, the -Why Topography?- site discusses two models introduced in the 19th century that are still used to explain topographic variations. These models are the Pratt and Airy models of isostasy. In the Pratt model, high topography (relative to surroundings) is due to lower density whereas in the Airy model, high topography is due to thick crust.
Alan L. Jones Computer Programs: Seismic/Eruption
This site is the homepage of Alan L. Jones, of the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Jones is interested in most earthquake-related topics, computer graphics, and computers in education. He has created various computer-based visualizations: Seismic/Eruption, Seismic Waves, AmaSeis, and Eqlocate. Seismic/Eruption is a program used to visualize seismicity and volcanic activity in space and time. The program displays earthquakes and volcanoes (data from the Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program) and can show seismicity beneath the earth in three-dimensional and cross-sectional views. Programs can be downloaded from this page.
Why is the Land in South Louisiana Disappearing?
This USGS news press release describes how the combination of shoreline erosion, land subsidence, anthropogenic infuences, and sea level rise are resulting in the loss of land in South Louisiana. It also discusses the value of Louisiana's coastal wetlands in terms of oil and gas infrastructure, shipping, fisheries, hurricane protection, and waterfowl.