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This database contains a collection of USGS videos and animations that provides a broad representation of USGS research available through visual media. With one exception, all the products in this database are considered public domain and may be viewed or reproduced free of charge. Contents are...
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Video and Animation collection on the following topics: biology, climate change, geography and geospatial, geology, structures, natural hazards and water.
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Here you will find eight videos and animations on: relative age dating, faults, seneca rocks, sandstone, acid test and trackways.
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Published in 2007
This DragonflyTV segment follows two girls as they set out to learn all about thermal basins at Yellowstone National Park. They learn why geysers ovvur in certain thermal basins, and how the underground structure of a geyser causes a buildup of pressure.
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Published in 2014
This video illustrated how angular unconformities and nonconformities are made.
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Published in 2015
The seismic shadows are the effect of seismic waves striking the core-mantle boundary. P and S waves radiate spherically away from an earthquake's focus in all directions and return to the surface by many paths. S waves, however, don't reappear beyond an angular distance of ~103° (as they are...
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Video lecture demonstrates the use of foam faults to demonstrate faults, and a deck of cards to demonstrate folds and fabrics in rock layers. Different types of faults include: normal (extensional) faults; reverse or thrust (compressional) faults; and strike-slip (shearing) faults.
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Video lecture on divergent, transform, and convergent types of plate boundaries. Recorded during a 2007 teacher workshop on earthquakes and tectonics. Speaker is Dr. Robert Butler, University of Portland Oregon. Three main types of plate boundaries: Divergent: extensional; the plates move apart....
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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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Published in 2017
A short video on vertical sorting and graded bedding filmed in an earth science classroom.
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating what tectonic plate convergence looks like in GPS vectors, specifically in the Pacific...
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Published in 2013
Bob Ballard explores tectonic plates and earth's constant transformation.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
The Earth is 4.6 billion years old -- but how can humans relate to a number so colossal, and where do we fit on the geologic timeline? Comparing the Earth's lifetime to one calendar year, events like the extinction of dinosaurs and Columbus setting sail took place relatively recently. Joshua M....
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Published in 2013
The Damndest, Finest Ruins examines the 1906 earthquake and fire, which burned for three days. With restored silent film footage, rare archival photographs, and the remastered voice of Enrico Caruso, it challenges the official story of what happened on those terrible days.
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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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This classroom lecture presents a simple conceptual model of the relative thicknesses of the Lithosphere by measuring a simple hard-boiled egg. The hard-boiled egg is used as a scale model for the zones of the Earth. The shell is to the egg as the lithosphere is to the Earth. This demonstration...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
It takes a lot of fuel to heat our homes, preserve our food, and power our gadgets. And for 40 percent of the world, cheap, plentiful coal gets the job done. But coal also releases pollutants into the air, causing environmental damage like acid rain and serious health problems. Can we create a...
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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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"Meet the scientists from the National Science Foundation's EarthScope program! This innovative program is essentially a network of observatories acting as an Earth """"telescope"""" focused on the exterior and interior structure and dynamics of our planet. To bring the program to lofe for students...
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Follow along with host Kirk Johnson as he explores the layers of rock that make up the Grand Canyon, in this video from NOVA: Making North America: Origins. Many geologists think that the Grand Canyon is the best place in the world. Its exposed rock layers allow them to see hundreds of millions of...
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