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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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This timelapse shows a meandering river and oxbow lake through a 28-year period.
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The Mariana Trench and Puerto Rico Trench animations.
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Published in 2010
Yosemite National Park is famous for its spectacular glacially carved landscape. Although glaciers have come and gone many times in the past, there are still two active glaciers near Yosemite's highest peaks. This video shows you the wonders of Yosemite's glaciers.
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Rocks hold the history of the Earth and the materials that will be used to build its future. Browse through images of the three rock types: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.
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This website provides current news, eruption updates, teaching and learning tools, images, and general volcanic information.
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GEOCOAST aims to broadcast educational videos about Ireland's coastal and marine environments with particular focus on coastal geology and geomorphology.
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Find a variety of Flash animations, from minerals to weathering to structural geology, check out the animations on plate tectonics and there is now a new one, (see Mantle dynamics and plate tectonics) that explains how the use of seismic tomography sheds new light on the mantle convection model.
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This web-resource, which is aimed at UK science students, shows how surface and deep Earth processes produce the rocks we stand on, and use to build our homes.
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With this animation you can see soil develop right before your eyes. Watch the organic matter cover the soil surface and become the organic horizon. Below that horizon are several others which have specific characteristics. Learn what comprises each horizon and how it interacts with the other...
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Presents visualization of remote sensing data with conceptual scientific animations.
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An early continental drift model proposed that mantle convection can produce continental movement and new plate formation.
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The breakup of a supercontinent into several smaller continents explains the distribution of fossil and geologic evidence.
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Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future? Andrew H. Knoll of Harvard University, Naomi Oreskes of the University of California, San Diego, and Daniel P. Schrag of Harvard University guide...
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Reconstructing past continental plate movements reveals the island of Spitsbergen was tropical 500 million years ago.
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Explore our award winning electronic field trips! Since 2001, Yellowstone has been offering eTrips to share the resources and treasures of the world's first national park. Embark on these exciting adventures and look through new Windows Into Wonderland.
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"The """"Eruptions, Earthquakes, and Emissions"""" web application (or """"E3"""") is a time-lapse animation of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes since 1960. It also shoes volcanic gas emissions (sulfur dioxide, SO2) since 1978 - the first year satellites were available to provide global monitoring...
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This site allows students to access information about their local soils. Students can see how healthy their soil is, and what that land is useful for (urban development, wetland conservation, waste management sites, forested area, etc). Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information...
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The USGS publishes approximately 57,000 different topographic maps covering the United States. Topographic maps show contour lines (elevation and landforms), hydrography (rivers, lakes, marshes), transportation (roads, trails, railroads, airports), vegetation, boundaries, survey markers, urban...
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