USEFUL WEBSITES

 

View websites on:

REMOTE SENSING

ECOSYSTEMS

HYDROLOGY

OCEAN CIRCULATION

WEATHER

 

 

RADIATION BALANCE

SEASONALITY

CLIMATE CHANGE

THE CARBON CYCLE

GEOLOGIC TIME

PLATE TECTONICS

REMOTE SENSING

http://earth.google.com  -- Download site for Google Earth

http://ksuvirtual2.geog.kent.edu/google_earth -- Cheat sheet for Google Earth

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction/rivers/ga17.html  -- National Geographic Educator Activitie

http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/geomorphology/GEO_4/GEO_CHAPTER_4_TABLE.shtml  -- geomorphology from Space

http://earhasart.gsfc.nasa.gov/  - Earth As Art website (primary resource for this activity)

http://terra.nasa.gov/About/ASTER/about_aster.html  - Information about ASTER (the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer)

http://landsat.usgs.gov/ and http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/ - Information about the Landsat satellite series (including Landsat-7)

http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/pdf_archive/How2make.pdf - Powerpoint presentation showing how Landsat images are made.

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ECOSYSTEMS

http://ology.amnh.org/biodiversity/dzanga_sangha/pages/d-s_game.html -- Biodiversity game

http://ology.amnh.org/marinebiology/divein/game.html -- Worlds Within the Sea game

http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/resources/wildnotes/wildnotes.htm - Ohio Animals

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HYDROLOGY

http://www.epa.gov/surf/  -- Surf your watershed

http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/10z.html  -- Fluvial landforms

http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/module_discharge/index.html  -- Investigating Precipitation-Streamflow Relationship DLESE activity

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt  -- Real-time streamflow data for the nation

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov  -- National Climatic Data Center for weather data

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OCEAN CIRCULATION

http://www.atmosphere.mpg.de/enid/1vc.html - General information about ocean circulation, including the density-driven circulation.

http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~stefan/thc_fact_sheet.html - General information about the thermohaline circulation, written at a level appropriate for teachers and advanced students.

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/oceans/system/water.html - The Water Cycle, with information about related NASA science missions

http://www.pewclimate.org/dayaftertomorrow.cfm - The Day After Tomorrow – Could it Really Happen? A critical analysis of the movie’s scenario, developed based on the latest understanding of the thermohaline circulation.

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WEATHER

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wmeasur0.htm : USA Today provides resources that describe various types of weather observations and measurements.

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxwise/contour/ : This website was made by a University of Wisconsin professor.  It has tips and basic instructions for contouring maps as well as online exercises where students can practice contouring themselves.  

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/home.rxml: This website was put together by University of Illinois Graduate Students and Faculty through their Collaborative Visualization Program.  Some of it is more advanced, but there are some very good pictures and animations. It would be good for more background.

The following websites are good for getting weather maps or creating your own:

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/

http://www.weather.com/

http://www.weather.unisys.com/

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RADIATION BALANCE

http://geography.uoregon.edu/envchange/clim_animations/ Earth’s radiation balance animations

http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7i.html The earth’s radiation balance

http://www.pals.iastate.edu/simulations/radiationsim/index.html A Java-based applet that allows students to explore the radiation balance across different surfaces

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com:8100/legacy/college/strahler/0471238007/animations/ch04_animations/animation5.html Animation featuring audio description of the energy balance

http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/overview_dir/ceres.html An overview of how NASA observes the energy balance

http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/map/clim/olr.shtml A realtime analysis out the amount of “outgoing longwave radiation” (that is, the earth’s energy that makes it out!)

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Observatory/Datasets/netflux.erbe.html Create net radiation global animations on the fly!

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SEASONALITY

http://www.globe.gov/tctg/earth_la_seaphen_s4.pdf?sectionId=259  – background information

http://hypatia-lovers.com/MathScience/Equinox.html  - Solstice Animation

http://www.uwm.edu/~kahl/CoVis/Seasons/  - Reasons for the Seasons by Jon Kahl

http://www.astronomy.org/programs/seasons/  - The Seasons Thru Pictures with supplemental activity

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/Reasons.html  - Reasons for Seasons – Exploring the Astronomy of Spring. Supplemental activity

http://www.wsanford.com/~wsanford/shadow_length.html  - Shadow length calculator

http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Scrostaf.htm  - History of the Cross Staff

http://vortex.weather.brockport.edu/~sweinbec/class/01_EarthSun.html  - Orbital animation of solstice and equinox

http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Snavigat.htm  - Extensional activity with links

http://www.phy6.org/Stargaze/Lnavigat.htm  - Finding Latitude with the noontime sun

http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Snavigat.htm

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CLIMATE CHANGE

http://hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm --Site with lots of background and activities

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/paleo.html --Paleo-perspective on climate change

http://www.education.noaa.gov/tclimate.html --lots of links 

http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_2_1.htm -- Climate Change with an atmospheric bend 

http://whyfiles.org/  -- Interesting approach clear and understandable

http://www.sciencefriday.com/kids/sfkc20050225-1.html -- Site with links to science standards and activities

http://web.mit.edu/globalchange/www/outreach.html -- MIT outreach site on global change

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribution_of_recent_climate_change -- Useful background materials

http://www.marine-ed.org/bridge/climate.html -- Many Links, some better than others

http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/education/default.htm -- Clearing house with links to various aspects of the US Global Change research

http://www.gma.org/climate_change/index.html -- Diverse modules with a Canadian Twist

http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/index.html -- Good content, but difficult to navigate and college level activities.

http://www.climatechange.gc.ca/english/teachers/ --Canadian perspective

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THE CARBON CYCLE

http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/GDD/bio/Carbon_Cycle/main_page_frame.html  Beginner’s Guide (UK)

http://www.metoffice.com/research/ocean/climate/carbon.html  Ocean Carbon Cycle Modeling(Metoffice)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_cycle  Overview of carbon cycle (Wikipedia)

http://www.niwascience.co.nz/pubs/wa/09-4/surface  Gas exchange at ocean surface (NIWA)

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/mar2002/1015975501.Ch.r.html  Carbonation in soda

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/Phytoplankton/phytoplankton1.html  Phytoplankton (NASA)

http://www.niwascience.co.nz/pubs/wa/09-4/potential  “Marine Snow” (NIWA)

http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/1102198.html  Ocean Carbon cycle

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3005740.stm  Flatulence Tax (BBC)

http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=95  Geol. Carbon Cycle (Vision Learning)

http://www.carleton.edu/departments/geol/DaveSTELLA/Carbon/long_term_carbon.htm  Long-term

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GEOLOGIC TIME

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/geotime/geotime.html  - Background from USGS on Geologic Time

http://www.globe.gov/tctg/gps_prot.pdf?sectionId=46  – GLOBE protocol on how to use GPS units. Downloadable Geologic Time Line of Events

http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/activities.htm  - “It’s About Time”

http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/timeline2.htm  - extended list of major and minor events in geologic time

http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/timeline_short.htm  - major event in geologic time

http://www.gpc.edu/~pgore/geology/geo102.htm  - Activity and lessons of geologic time line with downloadable worksheets. Includes blank worksheets with answer keys.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/geosurvey/geo_fact/geo_fact.htm  - Index of the geology of Ohio.

http://www.stratigraphy.org  - International Commission on Stratigraphy, 2006, International Stratigraphic Chart. The International Stratigraphic Chart may be downloaded directly from ftp://ftp.iugs.org/pub/iugs/iugs_intstratchart.pdf 

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PLATE TECTONICS

http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/pltec/pltec1.html -- What on Earth is Plate Tectonics?

http://www.ohiodnr.com/OhioSeis/el09/page1.htm -- Ohio Seis

http://www.iris.edu/seismon/ -- Seismic monitor

http://www.iris.edu/quakes/quakes.htm -- More Earthquake information

http://rev.seis.sc.edu/-- Rapid Earthquake Viewer – most recent earthquakes and seismograms

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001439.html -- Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions

http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/-- Global Volcanism Program – volcanic activity reports

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Plates/Plates2.html -- Plate Boundary Map

http://www.iris.edu/seismon/last30days.phtml -- Worldwide earthquakes in last 30 days

http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recent/recent.html -- Latest quake information

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqarchives/significant/-- Significant world earthquakes

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php -- Latest earthquakes -- Last 7 days

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/top10.php -- Top 10 earthquakes and maps

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/states.php?old=states.html -- Earthquake information by state

http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/world.html -- Earth’s active volcanoes by geographic region

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Monitoring/framework.html --Volcano and Hydrologic monitoring

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Monitoring/Descriptions/description_monitoring_overview.html -- Volcano Monitoring Overview

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/developing.html  -- Developing the Theory: Sea Floor Spreading (USGS)

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/understanding.html  -- USGS Understanding Plate Motions

http://www.seed.slb.com/en/scictr/watch/living_planet/mountains.htm  -- The Earth: A Living Planet

http://www.wwnorton.com/earth/egeo/animations/ch2.htm  -- Essentials of Geology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/historical.html  -- Historical Perspective (USGS)

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/continents.html  -- Rejoined Continents (USGS)

https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/docs/refmaps.html  -- World Map (CIA)

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/news/feb03/0228saltcolumn.htm  -- Ohio’s Silurian Salt Deposits (ODNR)

www.scotese.com  -- Paleomaps

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