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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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Earthquake Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Find animations showing seismograph operation, tsunami, P and S Waves, earthquake focus versus epicenter, and actual footage of an earthquake.

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.

El Nino/La Nina Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Visualizations
Compiled by Jen Millner (more info) at Montana State University (more info) Find models and animations about El Nino, including sea surface level and sea surface temperature anomalies. Browse the complete set of ...

Bathymetry Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Visualizations
Compiled by Jen Millner (more info) at Montana State University (more info) Find models and animations about the bathymetry of the ocean floor. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. If you have a ...

Coastal Wave Mechanics part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Visualizations
Find animations and movies depicting how waves and water molecules behave along the shore and in deep water settings.

Cryosphere Visualizations part of Cutting Edge: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) ...

Chemical Weathering part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations dealing with chemical weathering. There are also links for accessing images relating to chemical weathering.

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.

Moisture Animations part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Visualizations
These are animations showing global precipitation and pressure patterns, dust and condensation, precipitation type and temperature, lake effect snow, and satellite images of water vapor.

Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Animations part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Visualizations
These animations for global wind patterns, global atmospheric circulation, coriolis effect, and sea and land breezes.