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Published in 2013
This YouTube clip from MinuteEarth describes how soil liquefaction works, and why it causes buildings and cars to collapse and sink into the ground.
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Published in 2015
Where rivers meet the ocean, coastlines tend to bend either inward or outward, creating estuaries and deltas. But how do they get those shapes?
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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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On this site, you can visually see the difference between El Nino and La Nina by playing a short video animation.
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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 2007
Do you live in an urban heat island? In this audio report from QUEST produced by KQED, learn how trees are cooling down urban areas. Discover what urban heat islands are and the effect they have on the atmosphere. Also, learn how homeowners and businesses can cool down their communities.
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Published in 2013
As wetlands continue to disappear, the islanders who depend on them for food or income from tourism will suffer even more. But with improved wetland management practices, Pacific islands will be better able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Learn how Hawaii's wetlands help reduce the...
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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 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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Preliminary computer simulation of the landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014 along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington. Credit: David L. George and Richard M. Iverson, US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.
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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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"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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By XKCD
This small infographic shows the thickness of see ice up against famous city skylines. Notice how much bigger the ice sheets are than the cities!
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By foleor
This timelapse shows a meandering river and oxbow lake through a 28-year period.
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The global montage is created using satellite data, sea surface temperatures and observed land temperatures.
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The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides map-interface access to data at over 1.5 million water-monitoring sites.
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View the most recent events or search for past earthquakes.
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NCEI is the world's largest provider of weather and climate data. Land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, and paleoclimatic are just a few of the types of datasets available. Detailed descriptions of the products available.
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The NOAA VisLab uses the imagery from NOAA's weather and climate satellites to produce animations that show the dynamic nature of Earth and its environment.
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