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Astronaut's Views of Earth "An Astronaut's View of the Home Planet".
NASA Earth Observatory Explanations of what Earth science satellites do, images of Earth and 12 other types of Earth observational data, plus news and other articles and tutorials.
Terra Satellite Photos Recent photos of Earth from the latest Earth resources satellite.
Geoscience Map Server Get user customizable downloadable maps, and even upload your own data for mapping, from the Geoscience Information Systems Interactive Map Server, at the Cornell U. Inst. for the Study of the Continents.
Earth Relief Maps Topographic relief maps, including a turning Earth globe, and sea floor and lake floor maps.
Antarctica Radar Map A new high-resolution radar map of Antarctica.
Vegetation Map Links Links to maps showing worldwide vegetation, including rainforests, other forests, and more.
Live Seismic Info The Live Internet Seismic Server delivers real-time seismograms from 36 worldwide stations, updated every 30 minutes, along with statistics on the biggest quakes of the past 24 hours.
Kamchatkan Experimental & Methodical Seismological Dept, Geophysical Service, Russian Academy of Science-- Kamchatka had 10 earthquakes over 4.5 on the Richter scale in 19 days from April-May 2007.
Russian Academy of Science Institute of Volcanology and Seismology far eastern branch, Kamchatka.
Recent California Earthquakes Information and links about recent earthquakes in California, right up to the past hour (and a link to info on quakes in Nevada).
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Classic Gem Articles:• Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds 1895 • Semi-Precious Stones 1896
• Gem Cutting & Polishing 1896 • Where Gems are Found 1904
Classic Diamond Articles:• On Diamond Cutting 1867 • De Beers Diamond Mine 1888
• Diamond Cutting Industry-Art 1895 • Cutting the Cullinan Diamond 1908
Geology NewsTweets about "Geology news -RT"
San Andreas Fault
The Exporatorium's "Life Along the Faultline" explains why earthquakes occur, describes the great earthquake of 1906, tells about engineering structures to withstand earthquakes, and more.
Geologist's Field List "The Geologist's Lifetime Field List" is a list of "must see" locations, with links.
Virtual Geology Links to virtual geology field trips, from the U. of Houston.
Rock Microscopy Microscopy images of about 40 igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Opaque and Ore Minerals
The "Virtual Atlas of Opaque and Ore Minerals" is an online reference book: "This site provides over 400 full colour photomicrographs of the major ore-forming associations and opaque minerals in non-mineralized rocks. It describes typical examples of each material from many classical localities throughout the world", and more.
The Barren Lands Documents geologist J.B. Tyrrell's exploratory surveys in the 1890's of the Barren Lands region west of Hudson Bay, in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the area now known as Nunavut. It includes over 5,000 images from original field notebooks, correspondence, photographs, maps and published reports.
USGS Volcano Webcam Links
UND Volcano World A volcano megasite: 10, 000 pages of information, maps, movies, pictures and a glossary of volcanic terms.
Dartmouth Electronic Volcano
Information on all of the world's active volcanoes.
USGS Volcano Observatories:
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)
Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)
USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO)
Long Valley Observatory (LVO)
Geochemical Thermodynamics "Melts" is a geochemical thermodynamics modeler by Mark Ghiroso.
World Impact Craters This database from Natural Resources Canada lists 160 impact craters on Earth, with images of 66.
Snow and Ice Gallery The NSIDC Photo Gallery has 24 pictures of glaciers, satellite photos, and animations of sea ice movement at the poles.
Byrd Polar Center Information, polar links, and the "Ice Sheets" newsletter.
Geophysical Data Center The National Geophysical Data Center has a comprehensive website with information on glaciers, marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, and more.
Tsunami Information about "tidal waves" (a misnomer) from NOAA's Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory.
Oceanography Photo Library About a thousand images of oceanographic interest, from drawings of the gulf stream by Benjamin Franklin, to recent photos of deep-sea vent worms.
Ocean Temperature Maps Ocean temperature maps and movies from the Topex/Poseidon altimetry satellite, with El Nino data, and links.
Oceanography Satellites The Ocean Remote Sensing Group at Johns Hopkins U.'s Applied Physics Lab provides pictures and data from 3 satellites.
Lake Tahoe Bottom Sonar maps and animated sonar images of the bottom of Lake Tahoe, from the USGS.
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