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Published in 2016
"The brilliant flash of an exploding star's shockwave -, what astronomers call the """"""""shock breakout"""""""" -, is illustrated in this cartoon animation. The animation begins with a view of a red supergiant star that is 500 times bigger and 20-000 times brighter than our sun. When the star's...
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Every year, we report on the melting and growth of Arctic sea ice, the vast sheath of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas. Much attention is focused on the area and extent of sea ice because it has been shrinking steadily. But there is another problem: as the ice...
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Animations about our planet, Earth. Part I: Our Island in Space, Part II: Earth Materials, Part III: Tectonic Activity of a Dynamic Planet, Part IV: History Before History, Part V: Earth Resources, and Part VI: Processes and problems at the Earth's Surface.
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We compare a light bulb to an earthquake to clarify the difference between magnitude and intensity, two concepts that are often used interchangably, but in error. Though both are related to a measured earthquake, intensity reflects what is felt during an earthquake at many locations, and the...
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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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Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes, the most powerful earthquakes in the world, can produce tsunamis through a variety of structures that are missed by simple models. These include fault boundary rupture, deformation of overlying plate, splay faults and landslides. In this animation we explore...
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2014
This video demonstrates how we measure ice and glacier loss.
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Oblique view of a highly generalized animation of a subduction zone where an oceanic plate is subducting beneath a continental plate. This scenario can happen repeatedly on a 100-500 year cycle. The process which produces a mega-thrust earthquake would generate a tsunami (not depicted here).
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2013
What makes for an effective earthquake early warning system? With seismic data alone, we cannot determine the magnitude and rupture area of great earthquakes as quickly and effectively as we can with the addition of GPS data. In this animation, we see why Japan's earthquake early warning system...
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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 UNAVCO
UNAVCO is a nonprofit university-governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO creates and curates videos to promote Earth science learning, share UNAVCO services, and inspire the next generation of our workforce.
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This animation shows that GPS can record the movement of the leading edge of the overlying continental plate in a subduction zone. The plates are locked and the overlying plate is forced back. When friction is overcome and strain is released, the GPS receiver will snap back toward its original...
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From aftershocks to wavefronts, this site will help you to vizualize complex processes.
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Published in 2001
New NASA land cover maps are providing scientists with the most refined global picture ever produced of the distribution of Earth’s ecosystems and land use patterns. High-quality land cover maps aid scientists and policy makers involved in natural resource management and a range of research and...
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View this interactive lesson on tides and their global impact.
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"This simplified animation illustrates both the subduction-zone processes that lead to a """"""""ghost forest"""""""" as well as the evidence that scientists collected to determine that the Pacific Northwest has had many great earthquakes and tsunamis in the past, and will again inthe future. This...
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This animation shows that GPS can record the movement of the leading edge of the overlying continental plate in a subduction zone. The plates are locked and the overlying plate is forced back. When friction is overcome and strain is released, the GPS receiver will snap back toward its original...
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This website is a great place for visual learners. Here, you can control the path of the sun throughout the year. Change hemispheres, time of day, month, and more.
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This animation shows one image captured of space, then compared to several more images to show how big it is. This gives a good perspective of how big space is.
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