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The Guardian Unlimited Special Tsunami Report
This special report from The Guardian uses imagery from NOAA's tsunami animation collection and uses a stepwise progression to show a timeline of the tsunami's arrival at particular points throughout the Indian Ocean area. This animation helps pull together the phenomenon, the timing, and the consequences for a general audience. There is also a link to additional tsunami special report articles and information.
The Physics of Tsunamis
This site from the University of Washington includes a Quicktime movie that shows the propagation of the earthquake-generated 1960 Chilean tsunami across the Pacific Ocean. The page also describes the physics of tsunamis through several exploration questions.
Tsunami Generation Animation
This QuickTime animation by Professor Miho Aoki at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department clearly illustrates how a tsunami can be generated by a subduction zone earthquake. The visualization file is large and may take some time to download.
Coastal Inundation Animation
This short QuickTime animation by Professor Miho Aoki at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department shows what happens when a coastal town can be inundated by a tsunami. This visualization is large, download may take some time.
Resources for Earth Science and Geography Instruction
This website contains links to sites featuring maps, images and other topics related to an introductory earth science or physical geography class. Links are also available for environmental science, earth science/geography education, career opportunities, and more. The sites selected are based on image quality, ease with which lesson plans can be developed, organization, authenticity, scope, and format.
The Hydrologic Cycle: online meteorology guide
This is a module from an online meteorology resource developed at the University of Illinois. The unit covers concepts of the hydrologic cycle including precipitation, runoff, infiltration, groundwater flow, evaporation and transpiration. The module is illustrated with several animations that provide visual explanations of the concepts.
Coastal Upwelling Animation
This site from Exploring Earth features an animation of upwelling in a coastal environment. It shows how onshore winds blowing along a coastline push surface water, which, when combined with the Coriolis effect, moves the water away from the coast. As surface water moves outward, cold, plankton-rich water from the ocean bottom moves toward the coast and rises to replace the displaced surface water.
This site from NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory presents descriptions, 3-D images and animations of some noteworthy hurricanes in recent history, including Andrew, Opal and Fran. The gallery also includes hurricane models under increased atmospheric CO2 conditions. The visualizations are offered as examples of various visualization techniques and how they might be used to convey complex results as understandable images.
NASA's Hurricane Resource Page
NASA's Hurricane Resource Page provides a wide variety of information regarding recent and historic hurricanes. A collection of links feature information including the latest images and animations from recent hurricanes, in depth web pages about hurricanes in 2005, educational tools and products, hurricane topics and the latest hurricane news. This webpage is a very useful resource for anyone looking for information on current and recent hurricanes.