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Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come? Try your hand at classifying clouds and investigating the role they play in severe...
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For those who live on or near mountains, a change of climate can be just a short walk away. That's because mountains create their own microclimates: areas in which the climate differs from the prevailing climate. See how the movement of air creates different microclimates on a mountain
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Canada’s Gros Morne park, on the comparatively sheltered Western coast of Newfoundland, is a geology lover’s paradise and a designated UNESCO natural world heritage site. From precipitous land-locked fjords to the curiously sterile exposed mantle of the Tablelands formation, this is a wild...
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Maps on Vermont's geology; Location: Montpelier, VT
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Published in 2015
This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
Tens of millions of years ago, plate tectonics set North and South America on an unavoidable collision course that would change the face of the Earth and spell life or death for thousands of species. Juan D. Carrillo explains the massive biological repercussions of this collision, which caused one...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Atmospheric scientist Karen Kosiba studies how tornadoes form and do damage. Getting measurements near the surface of these twisters is difficult, though, and driving into them is a practice mostly reserved for the big screen. In this TEDYouth Talk, Kosiba describes how she and her team use...
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Published in 2010
Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Most of the Earth is hot, molten metal and rock. In fact, the inhabitable part makes up less than 1% of the planet's mass.
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Published in 2013
Bob Ballard explores tectonic plates and earth's constant transformation.
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Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of Earth science and explains many of the major features of how our planet operates. It accounts for Earth's history including the distribution of life and past climate change.
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Published in 2012
Iain Stewart looks at some of the world's most dramatic earthquakes and reveals the stories and science behind them. In seconds, these powerful forces of nature which cannot be predicted or prevented can shake a town to destruction and shift the landscape forever. We discover why quakes can last 50...
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Published in 2013
Prepare to witness the explosion that formed planet Earth, and travel back in time to explore the evolution of the Earth we know today. We'll see new technologies that allow today's geoscientists to strip back layers of the Earth, to see what previously could only be imagined. This is episode 1 of...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
Lake Maracaibo is the stormiest place on the planet. Thunderstorms rage above this massive body of water for up to 200 days of the year, with each ear-splitting event lasting for several hours. But why? Graeme Anderson lists the factors that create Lake Maracaibo's seemingly everlasting storms.
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Published in 2017
Oceans serve as the planet's largest habitat and also help to regulate the global climate. But why is the ocean salty? And how is climate impacting the ocean? Find out more about the ocean, including the consequences of and potential solutions to these changes.
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Published in 2016
This visualization, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2015, with audio commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Manager at EUMETSAT. The visualization has been produced by EUMETSAT's data...
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"NOVA's magnificent """"Making North America"""" video series is broken into shorter clips. Learn about the geological history of North America in this video from NOVA Digital. Google Earth flyovers and visualizations illustrate how particular locations, landscapes, and life forms have changed over...
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Published in 2012
"""""Just Science"""" highlights the easy-to-understand video map of climate change recently released by the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) study. The app features a color-coded map of the world that displays how the Earth's land temperature has changes between 1800 and 2009. Monthly data...
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Published in 2013
What did Earth's continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years ago? What do we know about the climate back when our planet formed? EarthViewer is like a time machine for exploring Earth's deep history. Based on the latest scientific research, it lets you scroll...
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Are geothermal power sources actually renewable? This activity has students building a geothermal power source and answering questions on renew-ability. Students will see different ways geothermal power is extracted, model forms of this power using a density can filled with hot gravel, and be able...
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Brochure on why Earth science is important; Location: Alexandria, VA
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