Science and Weather Resources
Sciences (Google Directory) - http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Earth_Sciences/
Categories covered by this Internet directory include: Associations; Atmospheric
Chemistry; Atmospheric Physics; Conferences; Data Centers; Ecology; Education;
Environmental Science-Engineering; Geochemistry; Geology; Geomatics; Geophysics;
GIS - Geographic Information Systems; Global Environmental Change; Internet
Directories; Meteorology; Natural Disasters and Hazards; Natural History
Museums; Oceanography; Paleogeography and Paleoclimatology; Paleontology;
Polar Regions Education and Research; Products and Services; Publications;
Quaternary Studies; Research Funding; Water Resources; and World Languages.
Observatory - http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/home.html
A great place top start your explorations about volcanos. Has lots of information
Tour of National Parks - http://www.aqd.nps.gov/grd/tour/
The Web site is maintained by the National Park Service and has links to
various geologic features in the national park system. Categories include:
Basin and Range; Caves; Colorado Plateau; Fossils; Glaciers; Hot Springs;
Human Use; Mountain Building; Oldest Rocks; Plate River Systems; Sand Dune;
Shoreline Geology; Volcanoes; and Geology Photo Database.
Mapping Our World - http://www.imsa.edu/edu/geophysics/course.html
Large collection of links to Web resources related to a course at Illinois
Science and Mathmatics Academy. Topics include: Mapping; Plate tectonics;
The life zone; Geological time; and Global monitoring.
Sedimentary & Metamorphic Rock Info - http://www.science.ubc.ca/~geol202/petrology/rock.html
Clear explanations and images of rock formation geology. (Introduction
to Petrology, University of British Columbia) At the same site: Searchable
Geology Image Gallery - Search this image gallery for pictures
of different geologic formations.
Geology Course - http://ruby.colorado.edu/~smyth/G101syl.html
Professor Joseph R. Smyth's lecture notes for his University of Colorado
Earth - http://www.geo.duke.edu/geo41/geo41.htm
Geology 41 at Duke University. Lots of good images relating to earth science.
This Web site is maintained by the National Science Foundation. The NSF
supports research, education, and infrastructure to advance the state of
knowledge about Earth, including its atmosphere, continents, oceans, interior,
and the processes the modify them as well as link them together.
Geophysical Data Center - http://web.ngdc.noaa.gov:80/ngdc.html
"The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) is the national repository
for geophysical data, providing a wide range of science data services and
information. NGDC provides long-term stewardship for and access to geophysical
data, compiles new, well-documented databases from many sources, and offers
value-added data services to researchers and the
general public. NGDC acquires and exchanges global data through the World
Data Center system and other international programs." (National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration)
A colorful, exciting source for information about volcano science. Includes
lots of pictures of volcanos. Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Yellowstone
Park, Devil's Tower and Mt. Lassen. (University of North Dakota)
Record of the Day - http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~polet/recofd.html
View the very latest seismographic data from earthquakes around the world
at this site.
Earth History Resources
In Earth History Resources you will find many graphic images designed for
use in the development of either an on-line Internet
or interactive multimedia project related to Earth History. These images
consist of photographs of dioramas, fossils
and models, and computer generated images and drawings.
of the Ocean - http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov/
1998 was the Year of the Ocean. This Web site continues the work started
that year by scientists and researchers. Links are provided to: Just for
You -- Free Stuff!; National Ocean Conference; Reporters' Resources; In
Your Neighborhood; Kids' & Teachers' Corner; Logo Information; Ocean
Related Links; Federal Agency Links; and Discussion Papers.
into Monterey Submarine Canyon - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects/descent/Descent01.html
On this Web site you can take a trip into the depths of the ocean and explore
a place that scientists are just now beginning to study in great detail.
U.S. Geologic Survey
Topics which can be investigated at the USGS include: Biological Resources:
Birds, Fish, Invertebrates, ...; Earthquakes; Fact Sheets; Floods;
Jobs/Employment Opportunities; Maps: DEM, Digital, Earthquakes, ...; Minerals;
News Releases; USGS Manual; USGS by State; Volcanoes and What's New. At
the USGS you can also Ask-A-Geologist.
Submit a question by e-mail and get a response.
Project - http://www.ocean.washington.edu/outreach/revel/
"This Web site supports REVEL (Research and Education: Volcanoes, Exploration
and Life) Project. The essence of the REVEL Project is the interaction
of highly-motivated science teachers hungry for opportunities to engage
in science and innovative scientists pursuing cutting-edge research. The
scope of this research encompasses a wide variety of scientific problems
that range from the origin of life to new aspects of biotechnology."
for Schools - http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/index.html
This Web site offers "information on many aspects of water, along with
pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions
and test your water knowledge." Topics considered include: Earth's water;
Water basics; Water use; Water Q&A; Special topics; Activity center;
Picture gallery; NavGuide; Glossary; Certificate of completion; and Links.
(U.S. Geological Survey)
Hydrologic Cycle - http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/earth/hydrocycle/hydro1.html
This Web site provides a guided tour of the water cycle. (NASA's Observatorium)
Earthquake Hazards Program--Northern
California - http://quake.usgs.gov/
The USGS maintains this page about earthquake activity in Northern California.
Links are provided to: Latest Quake Info -- Real-time maps of recent earthquake
activity in California, the nation and the world; real-time seismograms;
regional earthquake activity reports; recent significant earthquakes. General
Quake Info -- Earthquake basics and educational material; geological and
historical information; links to professional and amateur organizations;
online access to earthquake data. Hazards & Preparedness -- How to
prepare your home, business and family for earthquake hazards; earthquake
probabilities; shaking hazard maps; liquefaction hazard and earthquake
engineering. Earthquake Research -- Current research activities and results
in seismology, crustal structure and deformation, geology and borehole
physics. Special Features -- Earthquakes in the news, special events and
research developments of particular or topical interest. Additional Resources
-- Links to other earthquake websites; "Ask-a-Geologist;"
publication lists and bibliographies; ordering USGS products.
This is the Web site of the department of earthquake engineering at U.C.
Berkeley. Includes links to image databases, earthquake abstracts, papers
on earthquakes in Colombia; Kobe, Japan; Lisbon; Loma Prieta; Long Beach;
Mexico; Montana; Northridge, Calif.; Taiwan; Tokyo; Turkey; and Yountville,
Calif.; software; reports; shake tables; strong motion recorders; and related
This ThinkQuest site has info on plate tectonics, volcanoes, a volcanic
database, games, comics, lesson plans, and Internet links.
Dynamic Earth: the story of plate tectonics - http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html
DoGS Virtual Plates - http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Geology/webdogs/plates/reconstructions.html
Project - http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/plates/plates.htm
Peter Bird's Page
& Tectonics in New Zealand - http://www.natureandco.co.nz/land_and_wildlife/landforms/tectonics/idx_tect.php3
Tectonics On-Line Reconstruction Tool - http://www.itis-molinari.mi.it/Intro-Reconstr.html
of the Earth (ThinkQuest) - http://library.thinkquest.org/17701/high/index.html
the Earth Moves: Seafloor Spreading and Plate Tectonics -
Weather & Climate
The WeatherNet offers over a hundred links to weather-related sites on
the Web. The most comprehensive list on the Web.
National Weather Service
The U.S. government weather website, offering Current Weather, Climatic
Data, Weather News (Public Affairs), and related weather information.
Rain Or Shine
Offers a simple way to get weather information for 800 U.S. and international
cities. Provides 24 Hour weather forecast, satellite, radar image information.
Also has interesting weather facts for the date in history.
The Weather Underground
Quick weather information for the world is available from this popular
website. Click on a map for information on a state's weather and forecasts,
or click and go to another country, region, or continent. Offers a searcher
that will "Find the Weather for any City, State or Zipcode, or Country."
Yahoo! organizes a wide variety of weather information and services. Check
the weather by Zipcode, get ski reports, weather maps and images, storm
information, and other similar weather data.
A general starting place to find weather information for cities and countries
the world. Click on a map, or enter the name of a city to obtain information.
The Daily Planet
Lots of weather information from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences
at the University of Illinois. Includes hypermedia instructional modules
on how to understand meteorology.
WXP: The Weather Processor - http://weather.unisys.com/wxp/
"WXP, the Weather Processor, is a suite of routines for analyzing and displaying meteorological data and satellite images. The software handles standard National Weather Service data captured in near- real time."
A variety of weather information on the U.S. and the world, from the MSNBC
network. Includes sections with ski reports, national parks, weather &
health, and an almanac which provides historical weather information.
Naval Research Laboratory,
"NRL Monterey is the only scientific center in the Navy wholly dedicated
to atmospheric research; conducting research and development to provide
objective local, regional, and global atmospheric analysis and prediction
as well as the development of automated weather interpretation systems;
that is, the effect of atmospheric changes on naval communications and
in the Antarctic Ice Sheet - http://octopus.gma.org/surfing/antarctica/ice.html
"The Antarctic ice sheet changes in size over the course of a year, as
you can see in this animation. When it is summer in the southern hemisphere
(our winter) the ice sheet decreases in size. As the ice sheet melts it
releases fresh water into the ocean. In the southern winter (our summer)
the ice refreezes, drawing fresh water out of the surrounding ocean, leaving
the salt behind. These seasonal changes in the ice sheet can be examined
by satellite imagery. NOAA keeps track of what the ice cover is on a daily
basis in Antarctica." (Gulf of Maine Aquarium)
The Big Wave - http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/tsunami/tsun_bay.html
This Web site tells about the tsunami which hit Hilo, Hawaii in 1946. It
also has information about tsunamis in general.
Old Farmer's Almanac
"Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has published useful information
for people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the
ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm;
recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who
don't like the question of weather left up in the air." The online version
of this venerable publication has five-day forecasts, "seasonal offerings,"
"weekly wisdom," "heavenly details," and gardening tips.
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