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

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. ...

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

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.

2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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.

Oil Spills part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Oil spills cause enormous amounts of damage to ocean and coastal ecosystems and the human populations that depend on them for subsistence, employment, and commerce. These resources speak to the effects of oil spills and aid educators in teaching about these catastrophic events.

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 ...