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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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Solar System Animations part of Visualization Collections
These are animations dealing with the phases of the moon, solar system formation, eclipses, and distance.

Glacier Physics part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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.

Folds, Faults, and Shear Zones part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College. The following visualizations illustrate folds, faults, shear zones, and the processes by which they form. We also have ...

Turbidite Development part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Visualizations
This site focuses on sedimentary turbidity currents and their deposits. You'll find here useful animations, photos, static images, videos of experimental models, and visual output from numerical models that can be integrated into lectures or labs.

Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geophysics:Visualizations
This section provides access to a wide array of visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about plate tectonic movements. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps, paleogeographic maps and globes, as well as numerous illustrations and photos. This collection is not exhaustive but does represent some of the best sources for teaching.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Events
The earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906 remains one of the strongest and most significant earthquakes in US history. The fire that developed in its aftermath brought the city to its knees. This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the earthquake and fire.

Planetary Visualizations part of Visualization Collections
Compiled by John McDaris of SERC. This collection compiles visualizations of the 8 planets in the solar system as well as several other bodies such as asteroids and dwarf planets. Many of the sources contain ...

Radioactive Decay and Absolute Age Determinations part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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.

Map Projections part of Visualization Collections
Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (more info) (SERC) and Central Michigan University (more info) Find animations showing why distortion when cartographers attempt to fit a three dimensional ...

Visualizations Useful for Teaching Tides part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Oceanography:Ocean System:Visualizations
Photos, simple animations, animated maps (with video introduction), and field videos that can be integrated into lectures or classes on tides, their distribution in space and time, their role in sedimentary processes, and their use as an energy source.