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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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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.

Geologic Time part of Cutting Edge: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.

Sequence Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge: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.

Sedimentation Models part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Visualizations
This section provides a diverse group of visualizations depicting sedimentation models. Visualizations range from photos and still image sequences to animations, and represent simple conceptual models, output from computer simulations, and physical experimental models.

Orogeny part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Rob Thomas at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College. The following visualizations illustrate orogeny, the processes by which mountains form. Visualizations include simple ...

Groundwater Animations part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Visualizations
Find animations exploring permeability, groundwater speed, the hydrologic cycle and groundwater, cone of depression, and geyser eruption.

Wetland Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Visualizations
Compiled by Suzanne Savanick at SERC. Find wetland images and visualizations that illustrate wetland loss or wetland function. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. National Estuary Program Habitat ...

Mineral Structures part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Visualizations
Compiled by John McDaris (SERC) and John Gleason at Montana State University. These images and animations can be used in a lecture and/or lab setting to introduce students to silicate mineral structures. Click ...

El Nino/La Nina Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Ocean System: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 ...

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