Michelle Hall-Wallace, Bryan Hance, University of Arizona, University of Arizona

EarthScope applies modern observational, analytical, and telecommunications technologies to investigate the structure and evolution of the North American continent and the physical processes controlling earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Imaging the crust and mantle at an unprecedented scale, EarthScope integrates new observations from cutting-edge land and space based technologies to measure deformation in real-time at continental scales. These observations, integrated with geologic data, yield a comprehensive time-integrated picture of continental evolution and link surface features with their structures at depth. The site houses a number of original data sources (such as real-time seismic data and maps), a gateway to current seismic news and events, and Earth sciences related community event calendars.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Modeling Structural Processes, Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Course Type: Upper Level:Petrology, Structural Geology/Tectonics
Topics: Time/Earth History, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Human Dimensions/Resources, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Solid Earth:Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Modeling Structural Processes, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geophysics and Structural Geology/Earthquakes/Seismic Reflection Profiling, Structural Visualizations (Maps/Air Photos/Images/Cross Sections/Projections), Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Petrology:Igneous Processes