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

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

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

Rock Cycle part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Visualizations
Find animations for the rock cycle including metamorphic rock formation, clastic sedimentary rocks formation, igneous rock formation, and igneous rocks classification.

Properties of Contour Lines part of Visualization Collections
Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (SERC) and Central Michigan University Find animations helping students interpret hachured lines, contour spacing, and valley/ridge placement. There is even ...

Map Direction part of Visualization Collections
Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (SERC) and Central Michigan University Find animations highlighting how direction can be distorted by magnetic declination. Browse the complete set of ...

Wildfire Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Rob Thomas of SERC. Wildfires are a particularly paradoxical geohazard-they are crucial to fire-dependent ecosystems, but when poorly managed these fires can destroy the very ecosystems that rely on ...

Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Animations part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Visualizations
These animations for global wind patterns, global atmospheric circulation, coriolis effect, and sea and land breezes.

Impact of the Seasons on Earth Systems part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Visualizations
Find animations showing how the seasons impact temperature patterns, soils, and the hydrologic cycle.

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