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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.

Use the search box to find visualizations on the topic of your choice. You can also browse through all the individual visualizations.

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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.

Atmospheric Heating Animations part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Visualizations
Find animations covering the electromagnetic spectrum, Earth's radiation balance, temperature contours, and the urban heat island.

Weather and Climate part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Visualizations
GIS-based animated maps, simple animations, photos, and static maps linked to data bases illustrate the relationship and differences between weather and climate. This section provides a vast array of information detailing different aspects of weather and climate, as well as issues relating to global warming.

Impact Crater Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Early Earth:Visualizations
Compiled by David Mogk at Montana State University (more info) and Kendra Murray at Carleton College. This page has links to visualizations of impact events and the structures they form. Browse the complete set of ...

Glacial Landforms Resulting from Erosion and Deposition part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations presenting how depositional landforms like moraines and outwash plains form. In addition there are animations of the formation of erosional landforms like U-shaped valleys, cirques, and hanging waterfalls. A movie of Greenland uses actual footage to show various erosional landforms. Photographs of glacial landforms are also provided.

Glacier Physics part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations and movies revealing how a glacier forms, moves, retreats, and in the case of tidewater glaciers, calves. Images of glaciers are also available.