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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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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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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 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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The Wundermap from Weather Underground (Wunderground) gives weather data in a GIS interface. Use different overlays like radar, fronts, satellite data, and webcam images over an area of your choosing.
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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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Interactive video on weather patterns. Considers such features as air temperature, clouds, fronts, and thunderstorms.
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Published in 2013
Time-lapse video with 360 movie panels showing the sky over almost an entire year, from mid-2009 to mid-2010. Videos were shot from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco, CA.
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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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By HINT.FM
An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us, energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. Zoom into your location
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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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CO2 emitted by volcanoes into the atmosphere is removed by a series of chemical reactions related to rock weathering.
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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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By TERC
This animation shows how the volume and pressure inside a sealed balloon change as the balloon rises or descends.
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By TERC
This Flash animation depicts the diurnal change in wind patterns along the coast. The shift in winds results from unequal heating of the land and water. During the day, land heats more rapidly than the water, air rises, and a cool breeze blows in from the water. The pattern reverses at night. The...
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Interactively zoom and animate weather satellite images from a variety of geostationary satellites. Features include user selectable point and click sectoring, animation, a variety of map overlays, zoom levels, and map colors.
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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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