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Educators in the geophysical sciences will find much to work with on this site created by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's National Geophysical Data Center. Utilizing data captured over time by their...
Offered by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), the GFDL Gallery is a collection of visualizations which have been prepared in the course of GFDL's research, and subsequently presented at meetings and in the...
Andrew Carnegie was known for his philanthropy, and in 1895 he contributed his vast wealth to creating 22 various organizations that still bear his name. In 1901 he created what became known as the Carnegie Institution...
This lesson provides an overview of destructive earthquakes and their connection to tectonic movements of the Earth's crust. It includes a discussion of some especially destructive historic earthquakes, and a brief...
This lesson provides an introduction to the world oil market and the United States' dependence on it. Topics include our current usage, sources, and the political implications of acquiring oil from an international...
This website, authored and curated by David Stern, provides an outline of the motion of charged particles in the Earth's magnetic fields, and the Van Allen and outer radiation belts. It summarizes their discovery, their...
Probing whether space is curved or flat, cosmologists have been searching for clues in ripples in the universe's microwave background left from the big bang. These tutorials, created by Professor Wayne Hu of the...
The American Geophysical Union (AGU), which was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and for more than 50 years operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences, is now a...
This tutorial introduces novice users to reading the lines on a seismograph. Topics include how to distinguish a real earthquake from background vibrations (microseisms) recorded by the instrument, how to read the minute...
This animation shows what happens to a road as lateral stresses accumulate and then are released in an earthquake. A downloadable version is also provided for offline use.
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