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This institute conducts environmental research on a local and global level. This site offers users information on the Institute's research divisions and centers, research projects, publications, awards and fellowships, employment and research opportunities, and related conferences and seminars. This site also provides access to news items, an online newsletter, and press releases.
Offers a searchable collection of thousands of links to educational resources for all levels of education on all aspects of the Earth as a system (including the atmosphere, geology, and ocean sciences).
From the American Geological Institute this is a gateway to the geosciences. It has climate data, images of volcanoes, lakes, minerals, dunes, an interactive geological time scale, careers and education programs. Educators and students can discover activities and themes for future Earth Science Weeks. The site also furnishes a fun, interactive game to educate users about oil exploration.
A web site that provides a brief history of the discovery of plate tectonics and a summary of current understandings of its mechanisms. The main features are animation of plate movements, a paleontological time line with essays about the key features of each period and links to related web resources.
Provides integrated scientific understanding of the Earth system to enable better decisions improving the global quality of life. It is a joint venture between government and academia to study the effects of the global water cycle on climate.
Provides hundreds of annotated links to earth science, geography, and environmental science resources. Some of the topics covered include mapping tools, greenhouse warming, atmospheric circulation, oceanography, climate and weather, geologic time, plate tectonics, soils, population, energy, water resources, science lesson plans, and journals and magazines.
A wide variety of resources to teach about structural geology. Included are basic information on rocks and rock deformation, folds, faults, shear, structural features, strain, virtual field trips, and rheology.
Contains original documents and data as well as links. Sections of the library include volcano topics, current volcanic activity, searching for volcanoes, reference sources, geological organizations, departments, observatories, and geologic maps.