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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2014 Oso, WA Landslide part of 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.

Oil Spills part of Hazards: Collections
Oil spills cause enormous amounts of damage to ocean and coastal ecosystems and the human populations that depend on them for subsistence, employment, and commerce. These resources speak to the effects of oil spills and aid educators in teaching about these catastrophic events.

Tornado Visualizations part of Hazards: 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 ...

Volcano Visualizations part of Hazards: 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 ...

2013 Chelyabinsk Meteor part of 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.

Unidirectional Water Flow: sediment transport and sedimentary structures part of Sedimentary Geology:s
Sediment Transport Sediment Transport of 3.8mm, 7mm, and 12mm Gravel videos by John Gaffney. The experiments were performed in the University of Minnesota's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and record bed load ...

Oscillatory, Combined and Tidal Flows: sediment transport and sedimentary structures part of Sedimentary Geology:s
Oscillation Wave Ripples (MP4 Video 5MB Jan20 12) from Nikki Strong, St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory & Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota. Part of a collection of Sediment ...

Atmospheric Flows: sediment transport and sedimentary structures part of Sedimentary Geology:s
Aeolian Processes on Mars from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) at the University of Arizona. Hundreds of beautiful images (includes Dunes). Great Sand Dunes Formation Animation from the ...

Sedimentary Rock Type Visualizations part of Sedimentary Geology:s
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 Sedimentary Geology:s
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.

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