Pangea to present, global plate tectonics in miniature.
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- Lists of internet links:
- Interactive Digital Maps courtesy of Cornell's INSTOC (Institute for the Study of Continents). Requires Netscape 4.07 or greater or IE 4.0 or greater, Java enabled. There is a LOT here.
- Terraserver. Very high-resolution satellite imagery on-line. Can you find your house?
Structural geology and metamorphic petrology resources on the
WWW. Advanced level.
- Links to great
earth science resources.
Illinois Geological Survey. More than 1000 links.
- American Geological
U. S. Geological Survey. Earth and Environmental Science Network.
- West's geology
directory: miscellaneous. Many eclectic links, rated one to five
- Direct links to earth science resources:
- USGS National Earthquake Information Center
- U. S. Geological Survey Library
- Geoscience Information Center from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. I wasn't really sure whether I should put this on or not, so tell me what you think.
- Paleonet. Real paleontology here!
- Mineralogy database for students and professionals. Very carefully done and cross-referenced.
- GHCC Global
Hydrology and Climate Center at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
Mineral Reference, a glossary of minerals associated with gems.
- Gems and Precious Stones.
This is the root for the previous link.
Mineralogy. Alphabetical index and a systematic index arranged
according to chemical classification. Somewhat advanced, but it
is the real stuff.
- WIND and
SEA, NOAA's index to atmospheric and oceanic sciences (and
- EROS Data
Center. (EROS = Earth Resources Observation Systems) This
site distributes aerial photographs, digital maps, satellite
imagery, etc., and is a huge archive of information. Recommended.
- USGS real time water data including lots of stream discharge values.
San Salvadore Earthquake: 7.6Geology: subduction zone: ocean-continent convergence.
Santa Tecla, San Salvadore. The earthquake triggered this landslide.
India Earthquake: 7.9Geology: thrust fault as Indian plate moves north: contininent-continent convergence
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