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Resource Materials

  1. Current River Levels
    "An ever growing database using satellite links to give real time discharge values for thousands of U.S. rivers. Discharge values (cubic ft./sec) and stage (river height) are given in a graphical format. There is also access to archives indicating when the highest/lowest discharge and stage existed. Real time data are considered provisional (subject to verification). This good site for students to see the relationship between precipitation events and river response."

  2. Earthquake Information
    from the USGS

  3. The Electronic Volcano
    from Dartmouth College

  4. Illustrated Glossary of Geologic Terms
    from Iowa State

  5. Geology and Geologic Time
    UC Berkeley - "The first people who needed to understand the geological relationships of different rock units were miners. Mining had been of commercial interest since at least the days of the Romans, but it wasn't until the 1500s and 1600s that these efforts produced an interest in local rock relationships."

  6. Mineralogy Database
    "Mineral data on individual species are closely HTML-linked to the following mineral table by crystallography, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana's New classification, Strunz classification, and alphabetical listings of mineral species. I have also included links to other sources of mineral data available on the WWW. "

  7. the Nine Planets
    "The nine planets - The Nine Planets is a collection of information about our Solar System intended for a general audience with little technical background. No special expertise or knowledge is needed; all technical and astronomical terms and proper names are defined in the glossary." One of the first and one of the best.

  8. This Dynamic Earth
    from the USGS

  9. Resources for Earth Science and Geography Teachers
    From Central Michigan University.The links below are organized around the sequence of topics typically taught in an introductory earth science or physical geography class. Links are also available for environmental science,earth science/geography education, career opportunities, and more. The sites selected are based on image quality, ease with which lesson plans can be developed, organization, authenticity, scope, and format.

  10. Seismolinks
    "If you have an extra 168 hours to spare for surfing, this list will guarantee you an A+ in the course and an offer to graduate school. " [from Princeton]

  11. Tsunami
    Tsunami! is a World-Wide Web site that has been developed to provide general information about tsunamis. Tsunamis are large water waves, typically generated by seismic activity, that have historically caused significant damage to coastal communities throughout the world.

  12. Volcanoes
    Excellent resource to volcanoes world wide.

  13. Volcano World
    Extensive resources, exercises, and images

  14. Volcanic Outreach Materials
    NASA EOS IDS Volcanology

  15. Watershed Indicators
    ""is the EPA's first national picture of watershed health. The Index looks at a variety of indicators that point to whether rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands and coastal areas are "well" or "ailing" and whether activities on the surrounding lands that affect our waters are placing them at risk."

  16. WebDoGS
    Paul Howell, University of Kentucky -- an eclectic collection of Geoscience Resources

  17. A Catalog of Mathematics and Science Resources

There are more than 40 Internet-based Eesources in the FileMaker Pro Database and many are appropriate for handouts.

January 15, 2001

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