Good Practices - Analytical Good Practices %The Butler Does It%

Analytical Resources

    1. Animated History of the Indian Ocean
      "This animation demonstrates how the Indian Ocean evolved by dispersing the åsupercontinent¼ of Gondwana that existed as a single entity from about 500 to 200 millions years ago (500-200 Ma) - before the age of the dinosaurs began."

    2. Data Viewer
      "This tutorial will show you how use the Viewer to explore the data sets available on this web site. Examples will walk you step-by-step through the use of the Viewer interface to manipulate data and view it as maps or cross sections/profiles. The lower frame on this page shows the data catalog and provides access to the Viewer, allowing you to carry out the instructions given in the tutorial. "

    3. Earth System Resources
      Penn State University. " During 1994, the multimedia producers in the Deasy GeoGraphics Laboratory of our Department of Geography began a new project. Their goal was to produce a collection of short computer-based animations, images and models. These resources were designed to be used during lectures (using computer projection systems) by faculty members teaching Penn State's introductory earth science course."

    4. Earth Moon Viewer
      You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.

    5. Effect of "bin width" on the Appearance of a Histogram
      a simple yet highly effective illustrator of an important concept.

    6. Exploring Earth
      University of Utah "Real Time" Demonstrations of Fundamental Earth Processes!"

    7. Gravity Anomaly Over A Tunnel
      from the Colorado School of Mines - a java applet for interactive analysis of gravity anomalies

    8. Interactive Geologic Models
      "Welcome! This site provides interactive computer models to aid in undergraduate geological education. Please feel free to browse and download our products. Here are some highlights." Everyone should try these out!

    9. MultiSpec
      "MultiSpec is being developed at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, by David Landgrebe and Larry Biehl from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and LARS. It results from an on-going multiyear research effort which is intended to define robust and fundamentally based technology for analyzing multispectral and hyperspectral image data, and to transfer this technology to the user community in as rapid a manner as possible. The results of the research are implemented into MultiSpec and made available to the user community via the download pages. MultiSpec© with its documentation© is distributed without charge."

    10. Petroglyph
      Simulation of a petrographic microscope - from Bringam Young University

    11. Shell Generator
      U. British Columbia. "The Interactive Accretionary Shell Model This program uses Raup's parameters to generate different shell shapes. You need a VRML PLUG-IN (e.g., Live 3-D of Netscape) to run this program. By modifying the parameters and pressing DRAW, you will generate a 3 dimensional shell. This shell can then be rotated, spun moved, etc. using your mouse button with the appropriate VRML command (click your right mouse button over the drawing for options)."

    12. TopoZone
      " Welcome to the TopoZone The TopoZone is the Web's center for topographic map users and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. We've worked with the USGS to create the Web's first interactive topo map of the entire United States. If you're looking for maps that don't leave big blank spaces between the highways, welcome!"

    13. Virtual Earthquake
      California State University @ Los Angeles. This appears to be one of the most widely used resource on the Internet.

    14. Virtual Dating (of rocks!)
      California State University @ Los Angeles

    15. The Virtual Laboratory
      More than 100 On-Line Physics Java Applets and VRML Resources

    16. A Catalog of Geoscience Applets

    17. WorldWatcher
      Northwestern University . "WorldWatcher, a supportive scientific visualization environment for the investigation of scientific data, is based on the ClimateWatcher software which was first released in April 1996. The new version builds on ClimateWatcher's aim to provide an accessible and supportive environment for students to explore, interpret, and analyze scientific data in a manner which allows them to emulate the work of actual scientists. "

      There are more than 30 analytical resources in the FileMaker Pro Database

      January 15, 2001

      Return to the Virtual Geosciences Professor's Good Practices Home Page