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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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Cryosphere Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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) ...

Physical Properties of Soil part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find interactive animations about the physical properties of soil.

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

Soil Horizons part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations illustrating the development of soil horizons and their characteristics.

Waterfall Formation/Nick Point Migration part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations showing how waterfalls are created, examples of spectacular waterfalls from around the world, and how falling water is used in hydroelectric power.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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.

2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Events
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 8.9-9 megathrust earthquake off the north eastern coast of Japan triggered a large tsunami, with wave heights reaching up to 10m. These two events caused widespread devastation and destruction in Japan, including washing away entire cities as well as damaging the country's nuclear power plants, thus causing potential meltdowns.

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 ...

Process of Anthropogenic Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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. ...

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