Collections of Visualizations on Geoscience Topics
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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.
Wetland Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Visualizations
Compiled by Suzanne Savanick at SERC. Find wetland images and visualizations that illustrate wetland loss or wetland function. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. National Estuary Program Habitat ...
Seismic Shear Wave Propagation Animations part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Visualizations
Seismic Shear Wave Propagation Animations 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 ...
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.
Latitude and Longitude part of Visualization Collections
Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (more info) (SERC) and Central Michigan University (more info) Find animations showing how latitude and longitude are determined. Browse the complete set of ...
Map Direction part of Visualization Collections
Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (SERC) and Central Michigan University Find animations highlighting how direction can be distorted by magnetic declination. Browse the complete set of ...
Glacial Landforms Resulting from Erosion and Deposition part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
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.
Soil Horizons part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations illustrating the development of soil horizons and their characteristics.
Orogeny part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Rob Thomas at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College. The following visualizations illustrate orogeny, the processes by which mountains form. Visualizations include simple ...
Tornado Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Rob Thomas and John McDaris of SERC. Animations and films that illustrate or help students investigate how tornadoes form, current research about the science involved, and the effects of tornados of ...