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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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2014 Oso, WA Landslide part of Cutting Edge: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.

February 2010 Chile Earthquake and Tsunami part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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.

Atmosphere part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Visualizations
These animations show the function of greenhouse gases and ozone, atmospheric pressure, temperature, and density.

Weather and Climate part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at SERC. This section provides access to a spectrum of visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about weather and climate. Visualizations ...

Energy Balance part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at SERC. This section provides access to a spectrum of visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about the Earth's energy balance. ...

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

Soil Erosion part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Find animations of soil erosion. There are also Depression Era audio files recounting the Dust Bowl and images of soils.

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

Hurricane Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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 ...

Ocean-Atmosphere Circulation part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at SERC. This section includes visualizations to teach students about sea surface temperature (SST), currents, and climate-related trends such as ENSO and PDO. Visualizations include ...

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