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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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1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Events
The earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906 remains one of the strongest and most significant earthquakes in US history. The fire that developed in its aftermath brought the city to its knees. This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the earthquake and fire.

2010 Icelandic Volcano Eruption part of Cutting Edge: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.

Hurricane Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University and John McDaris at SERC. Find satellite images and visualizations that illustrate how these violent weather systems form and function, as well as their effects ...

2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Events
This page presents visualizations and other resources related to the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami. This event constituted one of the largest disasters in history, causing the deaths of over 230,000 people in fourteen countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (98 ft) high.

February 2010 Chile Earthquake and Tsunami 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.

Soil Orders part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations showing distinct soil orders.

Cryosphere Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Compiled by John McDaris at SERC. These visualizations deal with the Cryosphere as a whole. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. A Tour of the Cryosphere: Earth's Frozen Assets (more info) ...

Atmospheric Heating Animations part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Visualizations
Find animations covering the electromagnetic spectrum, Earth's radiation balance, temperature contours, and the urban heat island.

Weather and Climate part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Visualizations
GIS-based animated maps, simple animations, photos, and static maps linked to data bases illustrate the relationship and differences between weather and climate. This section provides a vast array of information detailing different aspects of weather and climate, as well as issues relating to global warming.

Examples of Deglaciation part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations recounting deglaciation of North America and an animation recalling the removal of ice from the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia.

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