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:Structural Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Course Type: Upper Level:Structural Geology/Tectonics, Petrology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics, Petrology, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Structural Geology, Geochemistry, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Water