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Farallon Plate Remnants

This image and short video from the NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio shows the remnants of the Farallon Plate based on seismic tomography studies. The studies were conducted by Hans-Peter Bunge at Princeton University in 2000.

Geologic History of the San Andreas Fault System

This page from the USGS resource This Dynamic Earth (online edition) describes the evolution of the western coast of North America. A series of block diagrams shows how the subduction zone along the west coast of North America transformed into the San Andreas Fault from 30 million years ago to the present.

The Farallon Plate

In this animation from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the Farallon Plate sinks beneath North American Plate and scrapes along bottom of continent for 1,500 kilometers before sinking again.

Late Jurassic Tectonics and Paleogeography (145 Ma)

These side-by-side images from Northern Arizona University show tectonic conditions of Western margin of North America alongside a paleotopography map.

Subducting Farallon Plate under North America

Three-dimensional seismic tomography image showing the subducting farallon plate beneath the crust of western North America. Part of Princeton University's 'Art of Science 2009' gallery.

Preliminary forecast model energy map - 2010 Chile event

This image show preliminary calculations for wave height resulting from the February 2010 tsunami generated by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck just offshore of Maule, Chile on February 27, 2010.

Tsunami Propagation Visualization

This visualization of the Tsunami generated by the 2010 Chile earthquake shows the spread of the tsunami waves across the pacific. The animation was computed with the MOST tsunami model. Across the bottom of the visualization is a comparison of the MOST predictions to actual data collected by a sensor buoy (denoted by the solid yellow square on the map).

Geology of Hydrocarbons Visualizations

This site has over two dozen animations about hydrocarbons as energy sources, including where resources are found, the amount of each energy source/type used in the US and in the world, how hydrocarbons are formed, and how they are found by exploration geologists.

Map of Offshore Wind Energy Activity in North America

This map, from the North American Offshore Wind Project shows a Google map of all locations considered for having offshore wind energy. The location markers also provide information as to which projects are operational, proposed, suspended, or that have notable activity.

Learn Anytime Energy Index

This site provides a collection of basic visualizations regarding energy sources and their formation, production, and use. It includes introductory information on both fossil fuels and renewable energy as well as information regarding household energy use.



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