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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
10th ̢ĺŰĺĎplanet̢ĺŰĺ discovery creates excitement and debate
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10th ̢ĺŰĺĎplanet̢ĺŰĺ discovery creates excitement and debate

Bid to solve dispute over planetshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4273424.stm̢ĺŰĺ÷10th̢ĺŰĺŞ Planet has moon companionhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4304048.stmInformation on the ... (more)

Bid to solve dispute over planetshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4273424.stm̢ĺŰĺ÷10th̢ĺŰĺŞ Planet has moon companionhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4304048.stmInformation on the telescope used to discover Xena and Gabriellehttp://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomarnew/sot.htmlDiscovery of Xena̢ĺŰĺŞs moonhttp://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/planetlila/moon/index.htmlDiscovery of 2003 UB313 the 10th Planethttp://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/planetlila/International Astronomical Unionhttp://www.iau.orgKuiper Belt pagehttp://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/faculty/jewitt/kb.htmlThe newly discovered ̢ĺŰĺĎplanet̢ĺŰĺ 2003 UB313, otherwise known as Xena, now has a companion in the solar system. Originally spotted in 2003, Xena was not officially announced until July of 2005. On the heels of the publication of Xena̢ĺŰĺŞs existence, comes the revelation that Xena has a moon, named Gabrielle. The names Xena and Gabrielle are only temporary, used by some astronomers because they are simpler to remember than names such as 2003 UB313. To decide the official name, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) must first decide if Xena is in fact a planet, then they will decide if the discoverers̢ĺŰĺŞ proposed name will be used. The astronomers who discovered both Xena and Gabrielle cannot reveal their proposed name, so until then the nicknames will have to suffice. Xena was found in the Kuiper Belt, which is a huge region of icy planetary bodies that orbit beyond Neptune in the distant region of the solar system. The discovery of this new planet and its moon has reignited the debate about what properties an object must possess in order to be classed as a planet. Prior to this newest discovery, Pluto̢ĺŰĺŞs status as a planet was already in question by some astronomers. But while Pluto rests on 100 years of history as a planet, newly discovered bodies are not so easily defined. Until the IAU can agree on a definition of a planet, Pluto will continue to hang on tenuously to its status as one of nine planets, and its mnemonic device, My Very Excellent Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas, will remain as well. While the public awaits the final definition of what constitutes a planet, both school children and adults alike can rest easy and will not yet have to ponder what else our excellent mother will send us.The first link takes users to the announcement of the discovery of Xena in August made in the Yale Daily News. The second link takes the user to an article from the BBC further discussing the planetary debate. The third link is a BBC article that includes this week̢ĺŰĺŞs announcement about Xena̢ĺŰĺŞs moon. For further knowledge about the astronomers and telescope involved with these two discoveries, among others, the fourth link will take the user to their website. The fifth and sixth link will take the user directly to the discovering astronomers̢ĺŰĺŞ website for the announcements about the new moon, Xena, and information on the progress of the IAU. If you are interested in the IAU, the seventh link will take you to their website. And finally the last link will take you to a website dedicated to providing more information on the Kuiper Belt and the icy bodies that make up this far region of our solar system. (less)

Subject:
Space Science
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
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)

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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
1900 Air Pollution
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1900 Air Pollution

This article and included graphs,from the web site accompanying the FRONTLINE NOVA ... (more)

This article and included graphs,from the web site accompanying the FRONTLINE NOVA special What's Up with the Weather?, reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxides from coal- and oil-burning power plants, cars, and other fossil-fuel-burning sources have climbed along with the world population, with as yet unknown effects on the climate system. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Science Refreshers
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)

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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
The 1960 Kapoho Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
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The 1960 Kapoho Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

This web page covers the progress of the early 1960 Kapoho eruption ... (more)

This web page covers the progress of the early 1960 Kapoho eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, and the damage it caused. The eruption caused havoc in lower Puna, an idyllic rural paradise until the lava fountains and flows covered farm land and villages including Kapoho Village and parts of Koa`e Village. During this time, the volcano's summit deflated and eventually collapsed. This page is part of a web series on major Kilauea eruptions. The user can view a series of maps for mid- to late January 1960, showing lava coverage, faults, and lava barriers. A memorial poem for Kapoho village is included. Other links include a photo gallery of volcanoes, and a resource on how volcanoes work. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
D. Richter
Frances Kakugawa
J. Eaton
1964 Alaska Earthquake
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1964 Alaska Earthquake

This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what ... (more)

This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what happened during the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 through original footage, first-person accounts, and animations illustrating plate tectonics. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
1976 Big Thompson Flood, Colorado -- Thirty Years Later
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1976 Big Thompson Flood, Colorado -- Thirty Years Later

This fact sheet presents a summary of the hydrologic conditions of the ... (more)

This fact sheet presents a summary of the hydrologic conditions of the 1976 flood, describes some of the advances in U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) flood science as a consequence of this disaster, and provides a reminder that extreme floods like the 1976 Big Thompson flood have occurred in other locations in Colorado in the past and will occur again. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
John Costa
Robert Jarrett
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
1992 Daily Ozone from Nimbus-7
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1992 Daily Ozone from Nimbus-7

In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors ... (more)

In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors bounding areas of missing data are used in interpolating over these regions. The missing data are mapped to the grayscale portion of the color map. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Pamela ONeil
Ray Twiddy
Richard McPeters
1993 Daily Ozone from Meteor-3
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1993 Daily Ozone from Meteor-3

In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors ... (more)

In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors bounding areas of missing data are used in interpolating over these regions. The missing data are mapped to the grayscale portion of the color map. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Pamela ONeil
Ray Twiddy
Richard McPeters
1993 Daily Ozone from Nimbus-7
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1993 Daily Ozone from Nimbus-7

In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors ... (more)

In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors bounding areas of missing data are used in interpolating over these regions. The missing data are mapped to the grayscale portion of the color map. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Pamela ONeil
Ray Twiddy
Richard McPeters
The 1997-98 El Nino
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The 1997-98 El Nino

El Nino, a periodic warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, is among ... (more)

El Nino, a periodic warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, is among Earths most powerful phenomena. Satellite, ship, and buoy observations show the 1997-98 event as the strongest on record. Visualizing how sea-surface height, sea-surface temperature, and sea-surface winds differ from normal conditions reveals the events magnitude. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Antonio Busalacchi
Eric Hackert
Greg Shirah
William Wynn
The 2003 Antarctic Ozone Hole
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The 2003 Antarctic Ozone Hole

TOMS provides dramatic visual evidence of the annual growth and decay of ... (more)

TOMS provides dramatic visual evidence of the annual growth and decay of the Antarctic ozone hole. The ozone losses over Antarctica result from reactions with the products of man-made chlorine and bromine compounds. Because of the tilt of the Earths axis, continuous darkness falls at the South Pole from March 21 to September 21. The dark region in the middle of the July 1 total ozone picture is polar night, where TOMS cannot make measurements. Ozone losses are in blue. Beginning in August, returning sunlight reaches the edges of Antarctica providing chlorine and bromine compounds with energy to rapidly destroy ozone. By mid September, the ozone loss peaks, creating an ozone hole over Antarctic. For more information see www.gsfc.nasa.gov-topstory-2003-1208toms.html (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Greg Shirah
Paul Newman
2002 llaF ,gnivloS melborP gnireenignE dna sretupmoC ot noitcudortnI

2002 llaF ,gnivloS melborP gnireenignE dna sretupmoC ot noitcudortnI

.desu si egaugnal gnimmargorp avaJ ehT .gninnalp dna ,tnemeganam ,ecneics ,gnireenigne ni ... (more)

.desu si egaugnal gnimmargorp avaJ ehT .gninnalp dna ,tnemeganam ,ecneics ,gnireenigne ni smelborp gnivlos rof seuqinhcet gnipoleved no si sisahpmE .scipot decnavda detceles dna scihparg retupmoc ,gnihcraes dna gnitros ,serutcurts atad ,sdohtem laciremun ,secafretni resu lacihparg ,stpecnoc gnimmargorp revoc smelborp gnimmargorp ylkeeW .esruoc eht fo sucof eht si tnempoleved dna ngised erawtfos detneiro-tcejbO .snoitacilppa cifitneics dna gnireenigne rof sdohtem lanoitatupmoc dna tnempoleved erawtfos latnemadnuf stneserp esruoc sihT (less)