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Smithsonian National museum of Natural History - Global Volcanism Program
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The "Eruptions, Earthquakes, and Emissions" web application (or "E3") is a time-lapse animation of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes since 1960. It also shoes volcanic gas emissions (sulfur dioxide, SO2) since 1978 - the first year satellites were available to provide global...

EarthWindMap
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

A visualization on global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers updated every three hours. Click on the "earth" at the bottom left hand side to activate a menu accessing various weather parameters by height.

Natural Resources Canada
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Via Natural Resources Canada comes a gorgeously detailed geological map of the Arctic, served up hot and fresh for all your wallpaper needs. You can download the massive original, along with all the accompanying charts, legends, etc.

Google Earth, Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each year from 1984 to 2016, which are made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab's Time Machine Library, a...

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Welcome to EPA's Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Climate Scenarios Projection Map. This map provides easy-to-access scenario-based climate change projections drawn from CREAT. The impacts from a changing climate, including extreme heat and more intense storms, present...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This website has great maps of tectonic plates and shake maps where earthquakes are likely to occur. Learn and explore everything about earthquakes.

Lunar and Planetary Institute
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Lunar and Planetary Institute presents this map series, the Lunar Map Catalog. Browse through different maps and charts of the moon.

Ocean Remote Sensing Group
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

At this site, we preset rapidly processes estimates of sea surface temperature for various regions. The imagery includes both single pass data and composite data from multiple passes. We have included at this site a Primer on the measurement of sea surface temperature.

OceanFirstEducation
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Challenge middle level and high school students to increase their knowledge of oceans by learning to analyze and interpret live ocean data. With this lesson plan based on the Argo project -- an international ocean science research initiative employing a system of floats to gather data on ocean...

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This short article details 5 different volcanoes and how they've changed over the past 30 years. Using Google Earth Timelapse technology, students can see changes in Montserrat, Santiaguito, Kilauea, Mt. St. Helens, and Mount Pinatubo from 1984 to 2016. Each interactive map features zoom...

Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

"Visualizing Earth Systems" can help us see and understand the many ways scientists monitor and represent information about Earth systems including land, water, air, and living things. Using technologies ranging from on-site dta collection to satellite-based remote sensing, scientists...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Our programs produce accurate geologic maps and 3-D geologic frameworks that provide critical data for sustaining and improving the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation. They also organize, maintain, and publish the geospatial baseline of the Nation's topography, natural landscape...

eChalk
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This stunning tablet and iPad enabled resource gives you an interactive globe og the Earth with a wide range of geographic, demographic, and statistical maps.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

MAP2 allows users to select global image mosaics, which can then be map projected, clipped to extents, have algebra functions against the image bands, and then converted to the user’s desired file format. Explore global imagery of the planets and satellites from a variety of missions in an easy...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

A visualization of earthquake waves traveling both through Earth's interior and radiating outward on the surface.

Wilson Center, General Services Administration (GSA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The catalog contains information about federal citizen science and crowdsourcing projects. In citizen science, the public participates voluntarily in the scientific process, addressing real-world problems in ways that may include formulating research questions, conducting scientific experiments...

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PADCNR)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

These lesson plans are designed to accompany the Digital Shaded-Relief Map of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Land Cover Map, both published by the United States Geological Survey and the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. They were written by experienced educators who created...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Scientists who mapped where land and water have shifted were surprised to find that Earth has gained more land than it has lost since 1985.

Aaron Priest Photography
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

An incredible panoramic picture of the night sky. What makes this picture so unique in addition to the musical score, and the awesome imagery of the Maine sea coast, is what the picture shows. This particular one is a time-exposure picture that shows star trails for the entire sky, let me repeat...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The USGS publishes approximately 57,000 different topographic maps covering the United States. Topographic maps show contour lines (elevation and landforms), hydrography (rivers, lakes, marshes), transportation (roads, trails, railroads, airports), vegetation, boundaries, survey markers, urban...

Aurorasaurus
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Aurorasaurus is a research project supported by the National Science Foundation and designed by researchers from the New mexico Consortium, NASA, Penn. State University, and Science Education Solutions. We are professional space scientists, computer scientists, educators, and volunteers....

Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This visualization includes a series of flow charts showing the relative size of primary energy resource and end uses in the United States for the years 2008-2012.

Weather Underground (Wunderground)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Wundermap from Weather Underground (Wunderground) gives weather data in a GIS interface. Use different overlays like radar, fronts, satellite data, and webcam images over an area of your choosing.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The National Geologic Map Database is a collaborative effort by USGS and the state geological surveys. This is a great map of the United States that is user friendly and helpful in order to access USGS topo maps.

GreatAmericanEclipse.com
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Great American eclipse site is a recently launched site byt the creator of eclipse-maps.com dedicated to August 2017's total solar eclipse. Visit for new maps, videos, and information.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Real-Time Groundwater Level Network contains water levels and information from wells within "real time" data transmission instrumentation. Study the impact of drought and precipitation events on groundwater levels.

National Weather Service (NWS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This map allows students to view a wide variety of weather data across the world. Different parameters can be selected individually or in combinations to analyze the behavior of the atmosphere. In addition, a specific parameter can be studied over a time period. Each parameter is shown as a...

The Great Globe Gallery
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Great Globe Gallery provides maps of different types (mercator, gnomonic, stereographic, and more).

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This site allows students to access information about their local soils. Students can see how healthy their soil is, and what that land is useful for (urban development, wetland conservation, waste management sites, forested area, etc). Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information...

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public. We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms,...

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Check out this BBC article to get a visual on how global warming has increased throughout the years, and learn more about what needs to be done to slow the process.

Educational Technology Clearinghouse (ETC), Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG...

Virtual Field Work
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This video shows you how to combine Google Earth's Elevation Profile Tool with the USGS's Digital Geologic Maps of the US States. You can quickly create a way of comparing topography with the underlying bedrock geology.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Our Earth is a dynamic planet, as clearly illustrated on the main map by its topography, over 1,500 volcanoes, 44,000 earthquakes, and 170 impact craters. These features largely reflect the movements of Earth’s major tectonic plates and many smaller plates or fragments of plates (including...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Streamer is a new way to visualize and understand water flow across America. With Streamer, you can explore our Nation's  major streams by tracing upstream to their source or downstream to where they empty. In addition to making maps, Streamer creates reports about your stream traces and the...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

3D visualizations presented via hard copy, computer, and immersive environments. This program combines NASA mission data with 3D technologies in grades 5 and 6. Students become "explorers" while working in five units. A project goal is for students to understand Earth System science topics and...

Andy Woodruff, Axis Maps Blog
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

When you stare out into the ocean, what's on th eother side? Finding the answer isn't as simple as drawing a straight line on a map, because the Earth is not flat and coastlines are not straight. The maps here show coastal points around the world (except from Antarctica) that directly face each...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), IDV Solutions
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Here's a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Made possible by the NASA Visible Earth team.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

View the most recent events or search for past earthquakes.

Chris Harding and Franek Hasiuk, GeoFabLab, Dept. of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides map-interface access to data at over 1.5 million water-monitoring sites.

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks Geophysical Institute brings you the Aurora Forecast -- a daily forecast of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis (northern and southern lights). Click the maps at the bottom for forecasts in different hemispheres.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This interactive map allows the user to search for mineral resources across the world.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This site teaches students about Hurricanes, winter storms, tornados, thunder and lightning and floods. This site also contains activities that teachers can use with their students.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

High resolution satellite map of global vegetation patterns.

Oregon State University (OSU)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This website provides current news, eruption updates, teaching and learning tools, images, and general volcanic information.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Maps of flood and high flow conditions within the US.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

New NASA land cover maps are providing scientists with the most refined global picture ever produced of the distribution of Earth’s ecosystems and land use patterns. High-quality land cover maps aid scientists and policy makers involved in natural resource management and a range of research and...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Input parameters into the map viewer and see data related to land use and coverage, hydrology, transportation, structures, elevation index, and natural hazards.

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Dimetrodon skeleton
Videos or Animations
PBS Eons

Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. from the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era -- the so-called "Age of Dinosaurs" -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age.

Tornado in Dimmitt Texas 1995
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National Geographic

Tornadoes, nearly three-quarters of which occur within the US, are unpredictable and can cause massive damage. New tools and data are helping scientists learn more about when they might form and what paths they might take.

Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
Videos or Animations
National Geographic

Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, has been a source of intrigue throughout human history. Recent NASA exploratory expeditions revealed some of the planet's biggest mysteries. This video explains what makes Mars so different fro mEarth and what would happen if humans lived there.

North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters
Videos or Animations
National Geographic

Plate tectonics have shufled the earth's landmasses around -- and continue to do so. What is continental drift? Anyone who's ever experienced an earthquake or seen a volcano knows that th ephrase "solid ground" doens't always apply. Over Earth's long history, the great landmasses have...

Coral fish and diver
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National Geographic

Oceans serve as the planet's largest habitat and also help to regulate the global climate. But why is the ocean salty? And how is climate impacting the ocean? Find out more about the ocean, including the consequences of and potential solutions to these changes.

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