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Title: Digital World Tectonic Activity Map (DTAM)
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/resources/23408.html
Publisher: Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.). Science Education Resource Center
Description: This visualization tool aids researchers and educators in understanding the tectonic activity of our planet for the past 1 million years. DTAM is a Geographical Information System (GIS) that displays a realistic synoptic view of present global tectonism by filling in the cartographic gap between conventional geological maps and plate reconstruction maps. This integrative technique provides a new and unique visualization tool that presents an actual representational view of global tectonics rather than the traditional schematic illustrations (i.e. plate maps) of the past. The map is a Robinson projection showing: actively spreading ridges and transform faults, total spreading rate, major active faults and fault zones, normal faults and rifts, reverse faults (overthrust, subduction zones), and volcanic centers.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Geology. Mineralogy. Paleontology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Seismology
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Geology. Mineralogy. Paleontology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Plate tectonics
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Plate tectonics
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Technology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Resource Type: Auto-Instructional Aids
Charts and Diagrams
Image (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
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Technical School Second Cycle
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University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Full Record Views: 1
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