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101 Crazy Theories About Dinosaur Extinction
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101 Crazy Theories About Dinosaur Extinction

This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or ... (more)

This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or even humorous, for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text. A reading list and links to related sites are also provided. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
109: A Visual Interpretation of the Table of Elements
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109: A Visual Interpretation of the Table of Elements

109 is a visual arts and science collaborative project which aims to ... (more)

109 is a visual arts and science collaborative project which aims to explore and reflect upon the diversity of elements that comprise matter in as unique and innovative manner as possible. 109 aims to produce a new and vibrant visual assessment of the startling diversity of material that constitutes the world in which we live, not simply by rendering images of the respective elements but also by investigating the manner in which they affect our daily lives in largely unseen and often unexpected ways. The site contains an interactive periodic table. Clicking on any element in the table brings up a web page with practical, historical, and physical information and animations relating to that element. The site also has a section entitled Periodic Landscapes which contains computer generated landscape views and models based on various patterns and relationships within the periodic table. The site also includes a brief history of the periodic table, free e-postcards, and more. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Reference
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
14-Day Boxcar averaged Terra-CERES (Outgoing Longwave Radiation)
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14-Day Boxcar averaged Terra-CERES (Outgoing Longwave Radiation)

This animation displays one year of Outgoing Long-wave Radiation (OLR) Terra-CERES data ... (more)

This animation displays one year of Outgoing Long-wave Radiation (OLR) Terra-CERES data (March 1, 2000 to May 25, 2001) with a 14-day boxcar average. Endpoints have the average re-weighted for the smaller amount of data. The data are 2.5 degree resolution. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Bruce Barkstrom
Bruce Wielicki
Takmeng Wong
Tom Bridgman
14-Day Boxcar averaged Terra-CERES (Reflected Solar Radiation)
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14-Day Boxcar averaged Terra-CERES (Reflected Solar Radiation)

This animation displays one year of Reflected Solar Radiation (RSR) Terra-CERES data ... (more)

This animation displays one year of Reflected Solar Radiation (RSR) Terra-CERES data (March 1, 2000 to May 25, 2001) with a 14-day boxcar average. Endpoints have the average re-weighted for the smaller amount of data. The data are 2.5 degree resolution. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Bruce Barkstrom
Bruce Wielicki
Takmeng Wong
Tom Bridgman
1906 Earthquake Scenario: San Francisco Bay Area
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1906 Earthquake Scenario: San Francisco Bay Area

This map shows estimated Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) values for the City ... (more)

This map shows estimated Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) values for the City of San Francisco and the eight counties of the Greater Bay Area, in a scenario based on the 1906 earthquake along the San Andreas fault. The 430 kilometers of fault rupture included several segments during one massive earthquake. Links are supplied to more detailed maps of the cities of Rohnert Park, Pittsburg, Antioch, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
1906 Earthquake Shaking in the Classroom
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1906 Earthquake Shaking in the Classroom

This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San ... (more)

This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake to teach students about the mechanics involved in the rupture of a fault and the propagation of seismic waves as an earthquake progresses. They will understand that earthquakes begin at a point; that a long section of a fault can rupture during an earthquake; that the earth shakes in all different directions and modes; and that the intensity of shaking depends on the amount of energy released by the earthquake, distance from the fault, and the type of soil or rock beneath the surface. Links are provided to additional lesson plans and information, and to the complete movie of shaking intensity from which the diagrams were made. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
1989-90 Eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, and the First Test Case of a USGS Lahar-Detection System
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1989-90 Eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, and the First Test Case of a USGS Lahar-Detection System

This web page describes the lahars that swept down the Drift River ... (more)

This web page describes the lahars that swept down the Drift River Valley during the 1989-90 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, and the testing of a new experimental detection and warning system designed to track lahars and debris flows and to give warning to people downstream. In this case, an oil-storage facility in the Cook Inlet area was at risk. The seismometers used (acoustic-flow monitors) were sensitive to ground vibration at relatively high frequencies. On April 6, 1990 the system did detect and track lahars moving down a valley in real time. The amplitude and ground velocity data are diagrammed. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
J. Major
R. Clucas
S. Brantley
2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
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2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project

Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for ... (more)

Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the situation in each country so that it can coordinate the work of various governments and NGO (nongovernmental organizations) working in the affected area. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Char Bezanson, Eastview High School, Apple Valley, Minnesota
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
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2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The purpose of this site is to provide access to teaching materials ... (more)

The purpose of this site is to provide access to teaching materials to respond to sudden hazard events, specifically the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, in the classroom as well as more generalized materials that will help educators teach about hazards either before or soon after such an event. Resource includes images, videos and visualizations, classroom activities as well as current informational blogs and news reports. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
3D Flyover Movies
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3D Flyover Movies

This collection of 3D flyover movies depicts geologically interesting localities in the ... (more)

This collection of 3D flyover movies depicts geologically interesting localities in the Southwest United States. The selection includes well-known landmarks such as Meteor Crater, Monument Valley, Hopi Buttes, and others. They are available in a number of different formats and file sizes. The movies, the data files used to make them, and the software to view them are all available for free download. There is also a link to a tutorial on how to make Fledermaus scenes and movies. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Marvin Simkin
4th Grade Geology Lesson Plans
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4th Grade Geology Lesson Plans

This site has a lesson plan for a class activity on mountain ... (more)

This site has a lesson plan for a class activity on mountain building and graben and horst formation. This particular lesson is number 14, at the top of the page. There are a few other geology lesson plans also listed on this site. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Earthquake Education Environment (E3)
9 Degrees North
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9 Degrees North

In November 1999, a team of scientists, students, and film makers aboard ... (more)

In November 1999, a team of scientists, students, and film makers aboard WHOI's Atlantis. ventured to hydrothermal vent sites at 9 degrees North in the Eastern Pacific. Using the submersible Alvin, they documented how the biology and landscape of these deep sea oases had changed in the 10 years since their discovery. This expedition report contains daily logs, images, profiles of the scientists and technicians involved, and an "Ask Us!" question/answer section. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Measuring Bezymianny Flows
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AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Measuring Bezymianny Flows

ASTERs ability to sense fine-scale heated surfaces is providing never-before seen views ... (more)

ASTERs ability to sense fine-scale heated surfaces is providing never-before seen views of active volcanic eruptions. These observations provide a detailed look into the eruptive history. Lava flows, hot mud-flows, and other details of eruption activity that cannot be seen using other techniques are revealed. Michael Ramsey of the University of Pittsburgh will present initial observations of the recent phases of two ongoing eruptions in the Caribbean (Montserrat) and Russia (Bezymianny). (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Michael Ramsey
Stuart Snodgrass
AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Measuring Bezymianny Flows; AVHRR vs.ASTER
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AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Measuring Bezymianny Flows; AVHRR vs.ASTER

ASTERs ability to sense fine-scale heated surfaces is providing never-before seen views ... (more)

ASTERs ability to sense fine-scale heated surfaces is providing never-before seen views of active volcanic eruptions. These observations provide a detailed look into the eruptive history. Lava flows, hot mud-flows, and other details of eruption activity that cannot be seen using other techniques are revealed. Michael Ramsey of the University of Pittsburgh will present initial observations of the recent phases of two ongoing eruptions in the Caribbean (Montserrat) and Russia (Bezymianny). (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Michael Ramsey
Stuart Snodgrass
About the Chesapeake Bay
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About the Chesapeake Bay

Visitors can access a variety of information about the Chesapeake Bay, the ... (more)

Visitors can access a variety of information about the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. They can explore the physical and biological processes that drive Chesapeake Bay ecosystems by using an interactive map that is provided. A large selection of links provides access to additional information such as fun facts, frequently asked questions, historical and cultural material, and environmental indicators. A section on the Bay's ecosystems provides information on geology, water and sediments, habitats, resources, and others. For educators, there are free downloadable presentation materials such as Powerpoint shows and maps, as well as a teachers' homepage with links to additional resources. There is also a students' homepage with links to resources, tools, and publications. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Reference
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Acadia National Park - Nature and Science
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Acadia National Park - Nature and Science

This National Park Service (NPS) website highlights the natural resources of Acadia ... (more)

This National Park Service (NPS) website highlights the natural resources of Acadia National Park. Resources discussed include animals (amphibians, birds and fish), plants (ferns, freshwater plants, grasses, mosses, liverworts and wildflowers), environmental factors (fire regime, pests, nonnative species, weather, water quality and air quality), and natural features of the park (beaches, coastline, forests, geologic formations, intertidal and subtidal zones, mountains, and wetlands). There are related documents about the park's air and water quality available to download. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Acadia National Park: Teachers
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Acadia National Park: Teachers

This National Park Service website contains information on: saving the habitats of ... (more)

This National Park Service website contains information on: saving the habitats of peregrine falcons; the water cycle; becoming a junior ranger; and ranger-led school programs, which contain student field activities about the history, biology and geology of the park. Teacher resources include information on a library for educators at the visitor center of the park and teacher guides for preparing to visit the park. The kids' section explains what rangers do, gives tips on leaving no trace in the park, provides a history of Mount Desert Island, and contains an activity to match some park animals to their habitats. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Accessing Current, Recent and Historical Earthquake Data
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Accessing Current, Recent and Historical Earthquake Data

This site explains the many Internet tools that are currently available for ... (more)

This site explains the many Internet tools that are currently available for accessing earthquake data. Students discover that by using these tools one can obtain information (such as location, origin time and magnitude) about the most recent earthquakes; search historical earthquake catalogs for earthquakes in a given region over a selected time period; and view, download or make maps of recent or historical earthquake activity of the world or of a selected region. They also learn that the tools support education and research activities related to earthquakes such as: maintaining a classroom map of significant earthquakes; calculating earthquake magnitude from educational seismograph records and comparing with official magnitude estimates; obtaining historical earthquake data for a specific area to relate a recent event to the background seismicity; and analyzing sequences of earthquake activity. There is a link to information about obtaining and using seismograms. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Larry Braile
Acoustic Remote Sensing and Sea Floor Mapping
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Acoustic Remote Sensing and Sea Floor Mapping

The course treats the following topics: - Relevant physical oceanography - Elements ... (more)

The course treats the following topics: - Relevant physical oceanography - Elements of marine geology (seafloor topography, acoustical properties of sediments and rocks) - Underwater sound propagation (ray acoustics, ocean noise) - Interaction of sound with the seafloor (reflection, scattering) - Principles of sonar (beamforming) - Underwater acoustic mapping systems (single beam echo sounding, multi-beam echo sounding, sidescan sonar) - Data analysis (refraction corrections, digital terrain modelling) - Applications (hydrographic survey planning and navigation, coastal engineering) - Current and future developments. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
dr.ir. M. Snellen
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