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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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Geodynamo Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Deep Earth:Visualization Collectons
Compiled by John McDaris of SERC. These animations and images are examples of the current research into the generation of the Earth's magnetic field by action of a dynamo in the core of the planet. The ...

Farallon Slab Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Deep Earth:Visualization Collectons
Compiled by John McDaris of SERC. These animations and images show what scientists know or hypothesize about the history, motion, and effects of the Farallon Plate being subducted under the North American Plate. ...

Seismic Shear Wave Propagation Animations part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Visualizations
Created by Saadia A. Baqer and Michael E. Wysession Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE-9455417), and the David and ...

Isostasy part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Jeff Crabaugh at the University of Wyoming and Monica Bruckner at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College. The following visualizations illustrate isostasy and its effects on the ...

January 2010 Haiti Earthquake Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Events
Find still images, animations and graphics related to the Magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the country of Haiti on January 12, 2010.

February 2010 Chile Earthquake and Tsunami part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Events
Centered off the coast near Maule, Chile, this 8.8 magnitude earthquake on February 27, 2010 was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. The massive quake also triggered a tsunami that swept across the Pacific basin.

Isostasy and Gravity part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Visualizations
This section highlights animations, interactive graphics, and static images used to illustrate the concept of isostasy and to show how measurement of gravity over mountain ranges provides evidence that mountains have deep roots.

Sequence Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Visualizations
Sequence stratigraphy takes a genetic approach to the examination and interpretation of sedimentary strata. This section investigates the topic of sequence stratigraphy utilizing a combination of linked text, images (stills and animated), and short videos.

Mineral Structures part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Visualizations
Compiled by John McDaris (SERC) and John Gleason at Montana State University. These images and animations can be used in a lecture and/or lab setting to introduce students to silicate mineral structures. Click ...

Sedimentary Rock Type Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Visualizations
Photo Collections Sedimentary Rock Photos from Marli Miller, University of Oregon. A collection of beautiful outcrop photographs of various sedimentary rock types. Clastic Cross-bedded sandstone from Utah, ...

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