Visualization Collections

These collections of visualizations include photos, animations, videos, maps and interactive imagery that can be integrated into lectures or classes. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections.


  • Earthquake Visualizations
    Animations showing seismograph operation, tsunami, P and S Waves, earthquake focus versus epicenter, and actual footage of an earthquake.
  • Flood Visualizations
    These animations, images, and film clips illustrate the nature and extent of flooding events. They show a variety of ways flooding can be generated as well as the effects on people and infrastructure.
  • Hurricane Visualizations
    Satellite images and visualizations that illustrate how these violent weather systems form and function, as well as their effects on the natural and human landscapes.
  • Mass Wasting/Landslide Animations
    Animations and videos showing different types of landslides like slumps, slides, and falls in a variety of environments.
  • Oil Spills
    These resources speak to the effects of oil spills and aid educators in teaching about these catastrophic events.
  • Soil Erosion
    Animations of soil erosion. There are also Depression Era audio files recounting the Dust Bowl and images of soils.
  • Tsunami Visualizations
    This page presents animations and movies related to tsunamis and their effects on the physical and human landscape.
  • Wildfire Visualizations
    These simulations, images, and interactive animations seek to explain wildfires and their complex relationship with atmosphere, terrain, and human management.

Climate Change

  • Impacts of Climate Change
    Animations, videos, pictures, and graphs about projections of future climate change and evidence of current changes.
  • Paleoclimate
    This section provides access to a spectrum of visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about paleoclimate through geologic time.
  • Process of Anthropogenic Climate Change
    Animations, videos, pictures, and diagrams about human influences on climate, including how the greenhouse effect works, emissions data, and recent climate curves.