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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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Deltas and Plumes Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University Find images showing geomorphological features resulting from the deposition of sediments into open water. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. ...

Isostasy and Gravity part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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.

Isostasy part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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 ...

GPS part of Visualization Collections
Compiled by Mark Francek ( This site may be offline. ) at Carleton College (SERC) and Central Michigan University Find animations relating to how GPS signals are acquired. Browse the complete set of Visualization ...

2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Events
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 8.9-9 megathrust earthquake off the north eastern coast of Japan triggered a large tsunami, with wave heights reaching up to 10m. These two events caused widespread devastation and destruction in Japan, including washing away entire cities as well as damaging the country's nuclear power plants, thus causing potential meltdowns.

Farallon Slab Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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. ...

Geologic Time part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Visualizations
This section highlights animations, images, interactive graphics and videos used to teach the concept of geologic time in an introductory geology course. Visualizations cover the specific topics of earth history, relative age dating and life through geologic time.

Uplift and Erosion part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Visualizations
This section provides access to a number of visualizations illustrating the physical processes interacting to create mountain uplift and erosion. Visualizations include simple animations, experimental models, visual output from numerical models, as well as static diagrams and photos.

Sequence Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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.

Mantle Plumes and Convection Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Deep Earth:Visualization Collectons
Compiled by John McDaris of SERC. These animations and images are examples of the current state of knowledge and research into the nature of mantle convection and the origins of plumes. The complete set of ...