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Published in 2016
"Plate tectonics have shuffled the earth's landmasses around -- and continue to do so. What is continental drift? Anyone who's ever experienced an earthquake or seen a volcano knows that the phrase """"solid ground"""" doesn't always apply. Over Earth's long history, the great landmasses have...
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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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Published in 2016
What are earthquakes? Get a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with this collection of videos and infographics co-presented by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED. You'll learn why earthquakes happen, how they've shaped the Bay Area, and what you can do to prepare for the next one.
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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 2014
In this episode of MinuteEarth, we discover that the deeper we go underground, the hotter it gets. It also examines the accurate and inaccurate aspects of Lord Kelvin's (Sir William Thompson) theory of why the center of the Earth is hot.
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Published in 2007
In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, find diagrams of plate tectonics and look at the SAFOD earthquake study in Parkfield. Also find information about the ELARMS earthquake alarm system and how it might help people in earthquake-prone areas. This video is also available in both English and...
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Published in 2015
ShakeAlert is an experimental earthquake early warning system (EEW) for the West Coast of the United States and the Pacific Northwest. ShakeAlert is a product of the US Geological Survey and its partners including the California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, University...
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From aftershocks to wavefronts, this site will help you to vizualize complex processes.
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Watch an animation and read the main ideas about the cause of sea floor spreading and its effects.
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This website has great maps of tectonic plates and shake maps where earthquakes are likely to occur. Learn and explore everything about earthquakes.
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View the most recent events or search for past earthquakes.
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Published in 1996
These animations were produced for the Smithsonian Institution's HoloGlobe Exhibit which opened to the public on August 10, 1996 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The various data sets show progressive global change mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to create a...
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The animation clips and other geo-educational items described below, are available for viewing, including: global tectonics; ice age Earth and sea level changes; regional plate tectonics, global view; NE Pacific and W North America: plate tectonic and geologic histories; geologic history of the...
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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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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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Reconstructing past continental plate movements reveals the island of Spitsbergen was tropical 500 million years ago.
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