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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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Map Projections part of Visualization Collections
Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (more info) (SERC) and Central Michigan University (more info) Find animations showing why distortion when cartographers attempt to fit a three dimensional ...

Radioactive Decay and Absolute Age Determinations part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Visualizations
This section provides access to a number of visualizations and supporting material illustrating the concept of radioactive decay and its central role in radiometric dating. Visualizations include cross-linked series of diagrams, static illustrations, and photos.

Volcano Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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 ...

Planetary Visualizations part of 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 ...

Flood Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hazards:Visualization Collections
Compiled by Rob Thomas at SERC. 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 ...

Wetland Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Visualizations
Compiled by Suzanne Savanick at SERC. Find wetland images and visualizations that illustrate wetland loss or wetland function. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. National Estuary Program Habitat ...

Glacial Landforms Resulting from Erosion and Deposition part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations presenting how depositional landforms like moraines and outwash plains form. In addition there are animations of the formation of erosional landforms like U-shaped valleys, cirques, and hanging waterfalls. A movie of Greenland uses actual footage to show various erosional landforms. Photographs of glacial landforms are also provided.

Soil Orders part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Visualizations
Find animations showing distinct soil orders.

Latitude and Longitude part of 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 ...

Types of Maps part of Visualization Collections
Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (more info) (SERC) and Central Michigan University (more info) Find animations showing various types of maps, including topographic maps, aerial photo maps, ...