List of links to other cool pages


An oblique aerial view of the the Platte River in Nebraska. This braided stream has undergone a dramatic shift to a meandering channel pattern in many places related to climatic and human activity. The river drains the Eastern flank of the Rockies, eventually joining with the Missouri River near Omaha/Council Bluffs. In addition to being a wicked-cool geomorphic agent, it is also a valuable source of biologic activity and is one of the primary nesting locations for the endangered Whooping Crane.

Virtual Earthquake & other online exercises: This site allows you to examine real seismic data, determine where the epicenter is located and get a certificate of completion for finding the epicenter correctly. Also has exercises on Geologic time, Rivers, and Global warming.

NASA Radar Images: This site shows images of various feature using space imaging radar. It has some pretty cool images here of geological nature, and explains what they are, and how the imaging radar works. Brought to you by the folks at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and NASA.

World Wide Museum of Natural History: A brief but interesting site with some nice pictures of fossils, planets, and life from planet Earth.

Earth from Space: This site is graphically intense once you try to look at any of the images acquired from NASA missions. The image sources include the shuttle, and various satellites. Don't try to use this one at home unless you are willing to wait for a while.

Volcanic observatory at Mt. Saint Helens, Washington, USA: Usually really tough to get into, especially if an eruption has occurred anywhere in the world. Good pictures of Mt. St. Helens and other Volcanic related stuff.

Extra-terrestrial impact craters: This site has a listing of many of the known extra-terrestrial impact structures which includes chronologic dates, geographic locations, and in some instances aerial photography from a wide range of sources. Once you are at the site, open the folder on the left side of the homepage table labeled "Terrestrial Impact Structures". You can then use the map to see where they are and click on any dot to see info on that crater. This site is put together by the folks in the Regional Geophysics section of the Geological Survey of Canada.

Indiana Geology site: This site contains a number of pages that describe the bedrock geology, the paleontology, the surficial geology, and the structural geology of Indiana. It has some pretty cool interactive maps that click on when you drag over them. It requires that you have shockwave flash player installed.

Chasing the Storm: This web site has links to pages with a wide range of weather related photos (and earthquakes related photos in the case of tsunami pictures) .

Australian Weather Photography: This is an awesome site with photographs of a variety of smaller scale weather phenomena including lightning, clouds, tornadoes, rainbows, and a host of miscellaneous photographs.

A virual time machine & Paleomap project- In the video "The Living Machine" covering plate tectonics we meet Christopher Scotese. He has generated this web page that shows the position of the continents throughout Earth's history. Ever wonder where the continents were during the time of the dinosaurs? This site has this information and much more. The site related to the QT movie we saw in class that showed the plate motions. This is a really cool site. Check it out.

The Cousteau Society- This website is run by the foundation established by the man who got us thinking about oceans over the last 70 years. An ecellecent starting point dealing with oceans.
Earthquakes- The United States Geological Survey webpage on earthquake activity worldwide and specifically in the United States
SOHO website- this webpage is devoted to scientific information about our star, the Sun. It has a lot of interesting images and also posts information about things like the Aurora Borealis which is related to solar activity interacting with the magnetosphere of the Earth.
Understanding Air Currents and Meteorology - This website provides basic information regarding the science of meteorology. In addition, it includes a number of links to other websites with good information about weather related phenomena. Thanks to Patrick for the link to the site.
Volcanoes: A site designed for people with little knowledge about volcanoes who wish to know more! This webpage has a lot of information about volcanoes in general, plus many links to other great volcano-related websites. Thanks to Mrs. McVey's fall 2011 class for the suggestion!

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