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Earth Science Links
Please click on any of the following links to further explore the exciting world of earth science and weather.
For an encyclopedia listing for any subject, visit Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia.
General Science Links • Science Hot Spots -- New Scientist magazine's guide to science sites on the net, including their personal recommendations.
Planet Earth • NASA Office of Earth Sciences -- An excellent collection of astronaut photographs of the earth. • EarthRISE -- A graphical database of photographs of the Earth taken from space. • NASA/JPL Imaging Radar Home Page -- Satellite images of Planet Earth. • The Night Sky in the World -- Satellite photos of the world's artificial night sky brightness and stellar visibility. • The Aurora Page -- Information, links and images about the aurora or "northern lights." • This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics -- Complete text and figures from a book published by the U.S. Geological Survey. • The ABC's of Plate Tectonics -- A series of outstanding lessons. • The Jason Project -- Explore the world with Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wrecks of the Titanic and Bismarck. • Yahoo! Index to Earth Sciences -- More links!
Maps/Atlases • Mapquest Interactive Atlas -- An online atlas of the world. • Maps On Us -- A map, route and yellow pages service for the United States. • TopoZone -- An interactive topographic map of the entire United States. • All the Maps in the World -- links to all kinds of maps. • TerraServer -- Satellite photos (to a resolution of 1 meter!) for the entire USA from the US Geological Survey. • Yahoo! Index to Maps -- More links!
Calculators and Simulators • How far is it? -- Computes latitude, longitude and distance between any two points on earth.
Dinosaurs and Other Ancient Life • Dinosauria Online • The Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette -- An excellent dinosaur website and electronic magazine. • The Dinosaur Web Pages -- An outstanding technical guide to the science of dinosaurs and dinosaur-like species. • Dr. Paul Sereno, Paleontologist -- Dr. Paul Sereno's dinosaur expeditions of discover. • Project Exploration -- Founded by Dr. Paul Sereno, this Chicago-based organization supports scientific discovery for young people. • Mazon Creek Fossils -- A world renowned fossil site in northeastern Illinois. • Paleontological Society -- An international organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology. • Yahoo! Index to Paleontology and Dinosaurs -- More links!
Earth Science Education • Learning from the Fossil Record -- A collection of essays, activities, and lesson plans for grades K-12. • Teaching Earth Science -- NASA's collection of resources for earth science education.
Weather / Meteorology • The Weather Channel • Intellicast: World and National Weather • Real-Time Weather Data -- A collection of current weather information resources for meteorologists. • UM Weather -- Sponsored by the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, this is a comprehensive and up-to-date source of weather data. • Weather Information Superhighway -- A comprehensive collection of meteorological data, information and image sites around the globe. • Space Science and Engineering Center -- An outstanding collection of current weather satellite images. • The Clear Sky Clock -- This innovative graphic device (with links to prognosticated satellite photos) provides 48-hour cloud cover predictions for 253 locations in the U.S and Canada. • National Weather Service Warnings Area -- Provides a text-based listing of all current U.S. weather warnings. • Current Severe Weather Watches and Warnings -- A national map showing all current U.S. weather watches and warnings. • National Severe Storms Laboratory -- A national research lab that investigates all aspects of tornadoes and severe weather. • National Weather Service Forecast Office -- Use their national map to locate any National Weather Service Office web page. • Climatic Extremes and Weather Events -- The National Climatic Data Center's collection of weather records and information. • The Geostationary Satellite Browse Server -- A collection of GOES satellite photos covering North America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Alaska. • Storm Prediction Center -- A great resource for U.S. severe weather forecasting. • Storm Track -- A collection of resources for storm chasers, including current weather conditions, past storm chases and storm research. • The Tornado Project Online -- An outstanding resource for tornado information. • Convective Modeling Group -- Researches thunderstorm development, including an animation clip from the IMAX film Stormchasers. • Historical Tornado Data Archive -- An archive of tornado information, maintained by the National Severe Storms Forecast Center. • Yahoo! Index to Meteorology -- More links!
Meteorology Education • Online Guide to Meteorology -- Multimedia instructional modules that introduce and explain fundamental concepts in meteorology.
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