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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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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.

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) ...

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.

Impacts of Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Visualizations
Find animations chronicling how glaciation is thought to originate due to the Milankovitch Cycles and fluctuations in atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Paleoclimate: Climate Change Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Visualizations
This section provides access to a spectrum of visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about paleoclimate through geologic time. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps, paleogeographic maps, as well as numerous illustrations and photos.

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

Process of Anthropogenic Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at SERC. Find animations, videos, pictures, and diagrams about human influences on climate, including how the greenhouse effect works, emissions data, and recent climate curves (i.e. ...

Weather and Climate part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

Ocean-Atmosphere Circulation part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

Energy Balance part of Cutting Edge: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. ...