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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:Courses: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.

2005 Hurricane Season part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Events
This page presents a number of links to resources about the whole of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season and some of three of the most well-known storms: Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.

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) ...

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.

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. ...

Tornado Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Rob Thomas and John McDaris of SERC. Animations and films that illustrate or help students investigate how tornadoes form, current research about the science involved, and the effects of tornados of ...

Paleoclimate: Climate Change Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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.

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.

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.

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.