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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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Longshore Drift and Depositional Landforms part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations and images showing a variety of depositional landforms resulting from longshore drift. There are also animations that detail what happens when humans interrupt sediment transport through river and coastal engineering projects.

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

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

Soil Erosion part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations of soil erosion. There are also Depression Era audio files recounting the Dust Bowl and images of soils.

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

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

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.

Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Visualizations
This section provides access to a wide array of visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about plate tectonic movements. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps, paleogeographic maps and globes, as well as numerous illustrations and photos. This collection is not exhaustive but does represent some of the best sources for teaching.

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.