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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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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.

Examples of Deglaciation part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations recounting deglaciation of North America and an animation recalling the removal of ice from the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia.

Deltas and Plumes Visualizations part of Cutting Edge: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. ...

Rocky Coastlines and Erosional Landforms part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations illustrating how the erosional landforms like cliffs, arches, and stacks form.

Dunes: Process and Form part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations describing conditions necessary for producing form variations in sand dunes.

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.

Radioactive Decay and Absolute Age Determinations part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Visualizations
This section provides access to a number of visualizations and supporting material illustrating the concept of radioactive decay and its central role in radiometric dating. Visualizations include cross-linked series of diagrams, static illustrations, and photos.