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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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Seismic Shear Wave Propagation Animations part of Geophysics:s
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 Deep Horizon Oil Spill part of Hazards:Events
The failures and explosion at the Deep Horizon platform in the Macondo Oil Field resulted in one of the worst oil spills in American history. The effects of this event will be felt in communities and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast for decades to come.

Mineral Structures part of Mineralogy:s
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 ...

Wetland Visualizations part of Hydrogeology:s
Compiled by Suzanne Savanick Hansen during her time at SERC. Find wetland images and visualizations that illustrate wetland loss or wetland function. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. National ...

Sandbox Movies part of Structural Geology:s
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 ...

2014 Oso, WA Landslide part of Hazards:Events
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. local time, a large landslide occurred near Oso, WA, USA. The collapse of the hillside generated a massive mudflow which rushed across the valley of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. The resulting debris field measured roughly 1 square mile. The slide and mudflow engulfed some 50 residences, buried an important highway through the area, and created a blockage that temporarily held back the river.

Glacial Landforms Resulting from Erosion and Deposition part of Geomorphology:s
Find animations presenting how depositional landforms like moraines and outwash plains form. In addition there are animations of the formation of erosional landforms like U-shaped valleys, cirques, and hanging waterfalls. A movie of Greenland uses actual footage to show various erosional landforms. Photographs of glacial landforms are also provided.

2013 Chelyabinsk Meteor part of Hazards:Events
At 9:20AM local time on February 15, 2013, a meteor scorched across the skies above Chelyabinsk, Russia. The meteor's entry into the atmosphere causes a bright streak of light, described by many as brighter than the sun. The meteor traveled some 200 miles through the atmosphere before vaporizing in an explosion that shattered windows and set off car alarms. More than 1000 people reported injuries, mostly from flying pieces of broken glass. Coincidentally, the meteor arrived on the same day as the asteroid 2012 DA14 made it's closest approach to Earth, ~17,200 miles - inside the orbits of geostationary weather and communication satellites. But the two events were unrelated.

2010 Icelandic Volcano Eruption part of Hazards:Events
The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull 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.

Sedimentation Models part of Sedimentary Geology:s
This section provides a diverse group of visualizations depicting sedimentation models. Visualizations range from photos and still image sequences to animations, and represent simple conceptual models, output from computer simulations, and physical experimental models.

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