Collections of Visualizations on Geoscience Topics
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Mineral Structures part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Visualizations
Compiled by John McDaris (SERC) and John Gleason at Montana State University. These images and animations can be used in a lecture and/or lab setting to introduce students to silicate mineral structures. Click ...
Seismic Shear Wave Propagation Animations part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Visualizations
Created by Saadia A. Baqer and Michael E. Wysession Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE-9455417), and the David and ...
2010 Icelandic Volcano Eruption part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Events
The eruption of the EyjafjallajÃkull volcano in March and April 2010 posed significant challenges for the people of Iceland as well as millions of people across Europe whose airplanes were grounded due to the high concentrations of volcanic ash. One unresolved question centers around the whether this eruption will trigger an eruption by the larger Katla volcano which is located close by and often erupts after its smaller neighbor.
Farallon Slab Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Deep Earth:Visualization Collectons
Compiled by John McDaris of SERC. These animations and images show what scientists know or hypothesize about the history, motion, and effects of the Farallon Plate being subducted under the North American Plate. ...
Geodynamo Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Deep Earth:Visualization Collectons
Compiled by John McDaris of SERC. These animations and images are examples of the current research into the generation of the Earth's magnetic field by action of a dynamo in the core of the planet. The ...
February 2010 Chile Earthquake part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Events
Centered off the coast near Maule, Chile, this 8.8 magnitude earthquake on February 27, 2010 was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. The massive quake also triggered a tsunami that swept across the Pacific basin.
Sandbox Movies part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Mark Hagemann and Emily Thomas at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College. The following movies show sandbox experiments used to visualize structural processes such as faulting ...
Isostasy and Gravity part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Visualizations
This section highlights animations, interactive graphics, and static images used to illustrate the concept of isostasy and to show how measurement of gravity over mountain ranges provides evidence that mountains have deep roots.
Isostasy part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Jeff Crabaugh at the University of Wyoming and Monica Bruckner at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College. The following visualizations illustrate isostasy and its effects on the ...
Uplift and Erosion part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
This section provides access to a number of visualizations illustrating the physical processes interacting to create mountain uplift and erosion. Visualizations include simple animations, experimental models, visual output from numerical models, as well as static diagrams and photos.