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Geology Fieldnotes: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Idaho/Montana

This Yellowstone National Park site contains park geology information, photographs, related links, visitor information, multimedia resources, and teacher features (resources for teaching geology with ...

Discover Our Earth

The Discover Our Earth collection is designed to enhance learning of Earth Science topics including earthquakes, volcanoes, topography, plate tectonics and sea level change. Discover our Earth is a ...

Los Angeles Basin Depth Calculator

This web application, from the Southern California Earthquake Center, allows users to find basin depths in the Los Angeles area by entering longitude and latitude values, selecting locations from a ...

Tour of the Hayward Fault

This photographic tour of the Hayward Fault presents images of some of the most easily recognized surface features, from the City of Fremont in central California toward the southern end of the ...

The San Andreas Fault

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) publication discusses the San Andreas Fault in California; specifically what has caused the fault, where it is located, surface features that characterize ...

The Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module

This educational module was designed to allow students to interactively explore the use of SCIGN (Southern California Integrated GPS Network) and its data in earthquake studies. It is divided into ...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS): Education and Outreach

This consortium of research universities is dedicated to exploring the Earth's interior through the acquisition and distribution of seismic data. Educational resources include high-quality, one-page ...

Plate Tectonics and Sea-Floor Spreading: Maps and Graphics, etc.

This page offers access to maps and graphics of earthquakes, active volcanoes and plate tectonics for the world, the Cascade Range , Juan de Fuca Ridge, Gorda Ridge and Axial Seamount in North ...

Simulating Fire Patterns in Heterogeneous Landscapes

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Science Division personnel are developing a computer fire simulation, an Ecological Model for Burning the Yellowstone Region (EMBYR), to investigate the ...

Angle of Repose

In this activity, students explore how different sediment properties influence slope stability. They make piles of sediments with varied grain size, angularity, and water content and measure the ...

Vectors and slope stability

This activity is designed to teach students with little or no experience with vectors, free-body diagrams, or the like to apply vectors to slope stability problems. Students first learn the basic ...

Earthquake Shaking and Damage

This homework exercise is designed to familiarize students with earthquake shaking, acceleration, intensity and hazards, including the quantitative measurement of these properties. Students analyze ...

Determining Earthquake Probability and Recurrence from Past Seismic Events

Students completing this homework and in-class exercise use historical data from small earthquakes to estimate the recurrence interval of They are encouraged to examine sampling limitations, ...

Two streams, two stories: How Humans Alter Floods and Streams

In this class activity, students determine the discharge of a 100-year flood for two human-impacted streams. This activity supports the quantitative concepts of recurrence intervals, floods and ...

Webshaker

The UC San Diego Webshaker is a live earthquake experiment conducted over the internet. The user can select a historic earthquake or design an earthquake by specifying the frequency, amplitude, and ...

The Sleeping Mountain

In this role-playing scenario, students represent townspeople whose lives and livelihoods are endangered by an active volcano which may or may not erupt in the near future. They must debate whether ...

Volcano World

VolcanoWorld has been a leading source of information about volcanoes since January 1995. Each year VW serves about 4 million different users, including grade school kids, teachers, college students, ...

IRIS: Seismic Monitor

This web site provides an interactive map of global seismic activity that is updated every 30 minutes. The site uses data from the National Earthquake Information Center to produce a world map with ...

The High Plains: Land of Extremes

This site covers the physical features of the High Plains (or Great Plains), the grasses and plants of the area, prairie dog ecosystems, riparian areas, mining, management, water resources, and fire ...

U. S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program

A comprehensive overview of the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program and current volcanic activity in the United States. The Volcano Hazards Program monitors volcanoes and collects the ...




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