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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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Energy Balance part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Visualizations
Compiled by Monica Bruckner at SERC. This section provides access to a spectrum of visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about the Earth's energy balance. ...

Sedimentary Rock Type Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Visualizations
Photo Collections Sedimentary Rock Photos from Marli Miller, University of Oregon. A collection of beautiful outcrop photographs of various sedimentary rock types. Clastic Cross-bedded sandstone from Utah, ...

Sediment Deposition and Facies in Beach and Marine Environments part of Cutting Edge: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.

Volcano Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by John McDaris and Kendra Murray at SERC. This collection presents links to visualizations of volcanoes and volcanic processes. Visualizations include general depictions of igneous processes as well as ...

Tornado Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Rob Thomas and John McDaris of SERC. Animations and films that illustrate or help students investigate how tornadoes form, current research about the science involved, and the effects of tornados of ...

2013 Chelyabinsk Meteor part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Events
At 9:20AM local time on February 15, 2013, a meteor scorched across the skies above Chelyabinsk, Russia. The meteor's entry into the atmosphere causes a bright streak of light, described by many as brighter than the sun. The meteor traveled some 200 miles through the atmosphere before vaporizing in an explosion that shattered windows and set off car alarms. More than 1000 people reported injuries, mostly from flying pieces of broken glass. Coincidentally, the meteor arrived on the same day as the asteroid 2012 DA14 made it's closest approach to Earth, ~17,200 miles - inside the orbits of geostationary weather and communication satellites. But the two events were unrelated.

Earth Science Image Archives part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University. This section features a variety of websites that provide extensive collections of images related to earth sciences and earth system processes. Click here to ...

Planetary Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Visualization: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 ...

2014 Oso, WA Landslide part of Cutting Edge:Hazards:Events
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. local time, a large landslide occurred near Oso, WA, USA. The collapse of the hillside generated a massive mudflow which rushed across the valley of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. The resulting debris field measured roughly 1 square mile. The slide and mudflow engulfed some 50 residences, buried an important highway through the area, and created a blockage that temporarily held back the river.

Latitude and Longitude part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (more info) (SERC) and Central Michigan University (more info) Find animations showing how latitude and longitude are determined. Browse the complete set of ...