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Carleton College/NAGT materials
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Find animations showing seismograph operation, tsunami, P and S Waves, earthquake focus versus epicenter, and actual footage of an earthquake.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

From the PBS series, `Savage Earth,` find a variety of Flash animations dealing with earthquakes, volcanism, and tsunamis.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This YouTube video explains the basics of tsunamis and how to protect yourself. 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Tsunamis can neither be prevented nor precicely predicted. But people educated about particular warning signs can save their own lives and the lives of others. Through this interactive web site, you will: learn about tsunamis, gather tips to prepare for and survive a tsunami, understand tsunami-...

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Visualizations that cover the following topics: earthquakes, the 2011 Japan earthquake and Tsunami, Sear wave propagation, the 2010 Chile earthquake, isostasy and gravity, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and plate tectonic movements.

Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Watch a tsunami hit the shores of Japan and see how it affects the shoreline as the water destroys everything in its path.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph -- a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes, the most powerful earthquakes in the world, can produce tsunamis through a variety of structures that are missed by simple models. These include fault boundary rupture, deformation of overlying plate, splay faults and landslides. In this animation we...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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Oblique view of a highly generalized animation of a subduction zone where an oceanic plate is subducting beneath a continental plate. This scenario can happen repeatedly on a 100-500 year cycle. The process which produces a mega-thrust earthquake would generate a tsunami (not depicted here).

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This simplified animation illustrates both the subduction-zone processes that lead to a "ghost forest" as well as the evidence that scientists collected to determine that the Pacific Northwest has had many great earthquakes and tsunamis in the past, and will again inthe future. This is based on...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This animation shows that GPS can record the movement of the leading edge of the overlying continental plate in a subduction zone. The plates are locked and the overlying plate is forced back. When friction is overcome and strain is released, the GPS receiver will snap back toward its original...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This animation shows that GPS can record the movement of the leading edge of the overlying continental plate in a subduction zone. The plates are locked and the overlying plate is forced back. When friction is overcome and strain is released, the GPS receiver will snap back toward its original...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Tsunamis are giant, powerful waves most often caused by earthquakes beneath the ocean floor. Their incredible power can destroy entire communities, then drag the debris out to sea. This video shows what causes tsunamis and the importance of evacuating any area under a tsunami alert.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Discover the ways in which air and water interact in a vast complex system. This video clip illustrates the interconnections between rising sea levels, forest fires, droughts, heat waves, typhoons, powerful storms, and flooding.

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Maps and Visualizations
National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

AIRNow is a cross-agency government website that provides information about air quality across the US.

Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
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Fred Espenak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.

1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits
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Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, PBS LearningMedia

Learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 in this video adapted from the Valdez museum & Historical Archive. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was...

Oil refinery on Mississippi River
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FRONTLINE/NOVA, PBS LearningMedia

Gases trapped in ice cores show the dramatic impact that human activities have had on the planet since the Industrial Revolution. This graph, from the website accompanying the FRONTALINE/NOVA special "What's Up with the Weather?," reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous...

World Earthquake Epicenters
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Get up-to-date data on active volcanoes and earthquakes around the world with this interactive map.

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