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View Resource Research and Education: Volcanoes, Exploration and Life (REVEL) Project

This real-life expedition involves science teachers participating in a summer cruise focusing on interdisciplinary research in the geology, biology, chemistry and physics of deep-sea volcanic processes. Access information on the sea-going educators, expedition logs, research projects, workshops, and more. Includes information on and photos of research ships, submersible vessels, and measurement...

View Resource Plate Tectonics: The Hawaiian Archipelago

Since the Hawaiian Islands were all created by volcanic activity, it is somewhat surprising that only the island of Hawaii now possesses any active volcanoes. Why did the volcanoes that built the other islands stop erupting and why are those on the big island still active? This video segment, adapted from a NOVA television broadcast, shows how plumes of hot material rise from the Earth's interior...

View Resource Earthquakes and Volcanoes

This unit provides an introduction for younger students on earthquakes, volcanoes, and how they are related. Topics include evidence of continental drift, types of plate boundaries, types of seismic waves, and how to calculate the distance to the epicenter of an earthquake. There is also information on how earthquake magnitude and intensity are measured, and how seismic waves can reveal the...

View Resource Downloading and Installing the SeisVolE (Seismic/Eruption) Computer Program

SeisVolE is a Windows program although it can be operated on a Macintosh computer if Windows emulation software (Virtual PC or SoftWindows; see information in the SeisVolE introduction: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/edumod/svintro/svintro.htm) is installed. SeisVole requires WIN95 or newer, 16MB memory (32MB or more desirable), and at least 30MB of hard drive space (100MB preferred)...

View Resource Aftershock Sequences

In this activity, learners will look at some of the characteristic properties of aftershock sequences, and relate them to variables in two equations: the modified version of Omori's Law, and the Gutenberg-Richter relation for aftershock sequences. The database provided in this link can be searched to extract the magnitude and time-after-mainshock for selected earthquakes. From this information,...

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