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Collections of Visualizations on Geoscience Topics

Browse through our collections of visualizations on geoscience topics. Each collection page is targeted at a topic that could be addressed in one or just a few class periods. Many of these pages reside in other parts of the On The Cutting Edge website so don't be surprised if the page looks different when you click on one of the links.

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Mantle Plumes and Convection Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Deep Earth:Visualization Collectons
Compiled by John McDaris of SERC. These animations and images are examples of the current state of knowledge and research into the nature of mantle convection and the origins of plumes. The complete set of ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Microstructures and Fabric part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College. The following visualizations illustrate microstructures, rock fabrics, and the processes by which they form. ...

Folds, Faults, and Shear Zones part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College. The following visualizations illustrate folds, faults, shear zones, and the processes by which they form. We also have ...

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.

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 ...

Maps and Mapping part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College. The following visualizations involve maps and mapping. Visualizations include maps and online and downloadable ...

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