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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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Stress and Strain part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College. The following visualizations illustrate stress and strain. Visualizations include simple animations, experimental ...

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.

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

2010 Icelandic Volcano Eruption part of Cutting Edge: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.

2010 Deep Horizon Oil Spill part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Events
The failures and explosion at the Deep Horizon platform in the Macondo Oil Field resulted in one of the worst oil spills in American history. The effects of this event will be felt in communities and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast for decades to come.

Tsunami Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by John McDaris and Monica Bruckner at SERC. This page presents animations and movies related to tsunamis and their effects on the physical and human landscape. Browse the complete set of Visualization ...

Mass Wasting/Landslide Animations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Visualization Collections
These are animations showing different types of landslides like slumps, slides, and falls in a variety of environments.

Wildfire Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Rob Thomas of SERC. Wildfires are a particularly paradoxical geohazard-they are crucial to fire-dependent ecosystems, but when poorly managed these fires can destroy the very ecosystems that rely on ...

Flood Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Rob Thomas at SERC. These animations, images, and film clips illustrate the nature and extent of flooding events. They show a variety of ways flooding can be generated as well as the effects on people ...

Hurricane Visualizations part of Cutting Edge: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 ...