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Glacial Landforms Resulting from Erosion and Deposition part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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.
Rock Cycle part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Visualizations
Find animations for the rock cycle including metamorphic rock formation, clastic sedimentary rocks formation, igneous rock formation, and igneous rocks classification.
Mineral Structures part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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:Courses: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 ...
2013 Chelyabinsk Meteor part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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.
2014 Oso, WA Landslide part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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.
2010 Icelandic Volcano Eruption part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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.
2010 Deep Horizon Oil Spill part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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.
Soil Horizons part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations illustrating the development of soil horizons and their characteristics.
Volcano Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by John McDaris and Kendra Murray at SERC. This collection presents links to visualizations of volcanoes and volcanic processes. Visualizations include general depictions of igneous processes as well as ...