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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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