earth science links

compass animation  Earth Science Australia's Selected External Links Listings by General Topic



Wind Power and Alternative Energy

Go to Dinosaurs and Marine Reptiles    

Go to Remote Sensing     

Go to Weather and Climate

Go to Crustal Movement and Changes

Go to Space Science

Go to Mineralogy / Caves

Go to Classic Fossil Sites 

Go to Glaciers

Go to Archeology

Go to Good General Interest links






Wind Power and alternative energy

Alternative Energy Geek by Mirsad Hasic

http://www.alternative-energy-geek.com

-Wind Power from Denmark
- excellent site on all aspects of windpower
http://wiki.windpower.org/index.php/Main_Page#Welcome_to_the_Guided_Tour_Wiki

Wind Power Wind Turbine - www.windturbines.net is where industry professionals come together to share ideas, experiences and their expertise about wind power as a clean renewable source of energy

Biodiesel  - Alice Todd's excellent source from WVO Designs on Waste Vegetable Oil as a Fuel

http://www.wvodesigns.com/wiki/Biodiesel 

How Electricity Works

https://www.saveonenergy.com/how-electricity-works/


Want to know what  wonderful things Australian Scientists have achieved?
visit
 Bright Sparks
and find out what 3000 Austalian Scientists are doing.
http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/bsparcshome.htm

Dinosaurs and Marine Reptiles



Marine Reptiles (NOT Dinosaurs)
http://www.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/marine.htm
- lots of information on ichthyosaurs, pliosaurs...
Dann's Dinosaur Reconstructions
 http://dannsdinosaurs.terrashare.com
/ -lots of reconstructions of Australian Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Dreaming
 http://www.earth.monash.edu.au/dinodream/
 - Australian Dinosaurs at Monash University
 Beri's Dinosaur World
 http://paleont.org/
Palaeontology
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/subway/subway.htmlmany links
Dinosaurs
 http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/isgsroot/dinos/dinos_home.html
Dinosaurs- Museum of Victoria
http://museumvictoria.com.au/dinosaurs/ 
History of Dinosaur Collecting
http://rainbow.ldeo.columbia.edu/courses/v1001/dinodis3.html
and
http://www.rareresource.com/history-of-discovery.htm
 

Remote Sensing

See a satellite's view of Earth http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html
Earthshots satellite images of environmental change   http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents

Weather and Climate


"The Water Cycle For Kids" - http://www.waterfiltersfast.com/The-Water-Cycle-For-Kids_ep_94-1.html
The Hydrologic Cycle courtesty of  the QUA Group -  suits upper primary students
http://quagroup.com/hydrologic-cycle/
El Nino Effect
 http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/toga-tao/el-nino/
Palaeoclimate
 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov:80/paleo/
Australian Severe Weather
 http://australiasevereweather.com
Climate of Australia 
http://www.bom.gov.au/lam/climate/levelthree/ausclim/ausclim.htm 
Tsunami Resources
http://www.gaillovely.com/tsunamiresources.htm
Student's Weather Guide
http://www.startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_weather.html

Crustal Movement and Changes


What Causes Earthquakes by Sean Black - list of recent eearthquakes
http://www.whatcausesearthquakes.com/

Total Plastics Solutions Guide to Earthquake Data
http://www.totalplasticssolutions.com.au/guide-to-earthquake-data/
Australia Through Time - describes the  geological, climate and flora changes throught geological time
Good links to more information on each sub-topic
http://www.austhrutime.com/index.htm

Plate Tectonics from the acclaimed USGS site
 http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html or
get the images from this site without the overseas link from us plate.html

Volcanos


World Volcanoes
www.worldvolcanoes.info

VolcanoWorld
 http://www.volcanoworld.org/ try free volcano simulation software from Earth Science Australia

Mass Movements
http://www.geo.ua.edu/intro03/Wasting.html

Space Science

 

American Meteor Society
http://www.amsmeteors.org
Nine Planets 

http://www.nineplanets.org/

Hitchhikers Guide to the Moon
 - everything you want to know about the moon
http://www.shallowsky.com/moon/hitchhiker.html
Build a solar System -make a scale model of a solar system
 - requires java http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/index.html
The World's Largest Model of a solar system
 http://lydia.bradley.edu/las/phy/solar_system.html
The Solar System Live - shows what planets are visible at your latitude and longitude in live time
 - requires java http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Solar

Star Child - early primary school award winning site
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html
Powers of Ten -based on the multi-award winning video
 of the same name uses powers of ten to zoom outwards from a scene on earth
to the edge of the universe
then zooms back in to the original scene
then continues downwards to the sub-atomic level
http://www.wordwizz.com/pwrsof10.htm
Terrestrial Impact Craters and Their Environmental Effects
http://osr.org/en-us/articles/the-crater-page/
                The environmental and biological consequences of cratering.
The Basics of Space Flight
  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/
                 A slick introduction into the basics of space flight.
Multiwavelength Astronomy 
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/Outreach/Multiwave/
                 Overview of astronomy at all wavelengths.
Atmospheric Optics 
  http://www.atoptics.co.uk
                  Learn about and simulate rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and more.

Mineralogy / Caves



 Mineralogy Links Page - many good resources
 http://www.constructionmanagement.net/resources/mineralogy-resources/
very comprehensive
http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/mineralogie/links.html
good teaching resource
http://un2sg1.unige.ch/www/athena/mineral/mineral.html
huge but slow
-try free mineral identification software from Earth Science Australia
 much better

Description and Classification of Sedimentary Rocks
http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/fichter/SedRx/sedclass.html 
All about caves
http://www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave/


Classic Fossil Sites


A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites
All aspects of the biology and classification of trilobites, including morphology, ecology, localities, reproduction, development, behavior, biostratigraphy ...
http://www.trilobites.info/ 

Life History and Ecology of Trilobites
Most trilobites lived in fairly shallow water and were benthic; they walked on the ... Cambrian and Ordovician trilobites generally lived in shallow water
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/trilobita/trilobitalh.html
 

Australian Trilobites
Amateur fossil collector-seller of trilobites from the Lower Cambrian deposits of South Australia.
http://info.esc.net.au/~dasimpson/

Ediacara -Australia
http://www.ediacara.org/ediacara.html

Burgess Shales -Canada
 http://www.geo.ucalgary.ca/~macrae/Burgess_Shale/
http://www.burgess-shale.bc.ca/
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/cambrian/burgess.html
  http://www.nmnh.si.edu/paleo/shale/pfoslidx.htm

Chengjiang Deposits - China

http://park.org/Canada/Museum/burgessshale/chengjiang.html

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v430/n6998/abs/nature02648.html
http://www.wf.carleton.ca/Museum/burgessshale/chengjiang.htm

Crinoid
 http://geowww.gcn.uoknor.edu/WWW/Geol/kidd/crinoid.html
Fossil collecting in the Lower Jurassic
 http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~gcaselton/fossil/fossil.html
Jurassic Field Trips
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~imw/fld.htm
Green River Formation Fossils
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/tertiary/eoc/greenriver.html 
Tyrannosauras rex 
http://www.unmuseum.org/tyran.htm
Archyaeopteryx
 http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/archaeopteryx/challenge.html
all you really want to know about this famous dinosaur/bird link

Glaciers

Glacial Geology

 http://www.uc.edu/www/geology/faculty/lowell.html
Glaciers
http://www.nsidc.colorado.edu/NSIDC/EDUCATION/GLACIERS


Archeology

Interesting archeology site and blog

http://www.greatarchaeology.com

http://archaeologyexcavations.blogspot.com

Good general interest links


Great information about rocks and minerals - suggested by Ms McKnight's class
http://www.highschooldiplomaonline.net/earth_science.html

Matt Rosenberg's Geography Page
http://geography.about.com/
Andrew Alden's Geology Page
http://geology.about.com
Rockhounds USA
 http://www.rahul.net/infodyn/rockhounds/rockhounds.html
lots of links for fossils / photos/ software Geography World
http://members.aol.com/bowermanb/101n.html
-some great physical geography links Teaching Resources in Earth Science http://earthview.sdsu.edu/trees/trees.html
some good hands on activities but don't bother with the links they are far too general
- some useful primary/junior secondary lessons and demonstrations
 The Image
  http://www.theimage.com/
images of rocks/minerals etc.

The Geology of the Kingdom of Zanskar

- the highest permanently populated place on earth
- only accessable by a considerable journey on foot
-the scarcity of cultivable land also implies that the population has to remain stable.
-- rather efficient birth control system in Zanskar was achieved
by the common practice of polyandrous marriage
(several brothers are married to the same wife)
and the widespread adoption of celibate religious life.

Online Extreme Environments Articles
- articles on life forms found in extreme environments, ot springs, under glaciers, undersea volcanos ...
http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/E/extremophile.html

Strange and wonderful things about bacteria
http://www.bacteriamuseum.org/cms/Evolution/extremophiles.html


Geological Time Table
gopher://wiretap.spies.com/00/Library/Document/geologic.tbl Mineral Gallery
http://mineral.galleries.com/
presented by Amethyst Galleries, Inc.,
is a database of mineral descriptions and images for rockhounds,
educators, and geology students everywhere.
This database includes physical characteristics and common associations,
and some of the indexes provide educational material.
Dinosaurs in Hawaii!
http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/dinos/dinos.1.html
Berkeley Paleontology Museum
http://ucmp1.berkeley.edu/

The Science Behind Jurassic Park
http://www.dinosaur.org/jparticles.htm
DNA to Dinosaurs!
http://www.bvis.uic.edu/museum/
World Weather Maps
http://rs560.cl.msu.edu/weather/
Basics of Space Flight
http://oel-www.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/bsf.htm
 This training module introduces concepts associated with these basics
 to employees new to the space flight operations environment.
This module is the first in a sequence of training modules that
 pertain to space flight operations activities.
Humans in Space
http://medlib.jsc.nasa.gov/intro/humans.html examines the question
 in more detail and provides an introduction to the basic problems
 and theories of space biomedical research.

NASA Images
http://www.nasaimages.org/ 

Johnson Space Center.
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home/index.html
This collection includes press release and Earth observation images
 from the manned space program from Mercury to the present.
Planetary GIF Images
http://delcano.mit.edu/http/amesinfo.html
This catalog is maintained at the MIT Microwave NASA Planetary system subnode. It points to files stored at NASA Ames Research Center in Mt. View, California.
The Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF)
 http://astrosun.tn.cornell.edu/SPIF.html
is sponsored jointly by NASA'S Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program
 and Cornell University. SPIF has over a hundred thousand images returned
 from the United States planetary exploration program. The collection encompasses
 images from the earliest Ranger photographs of the Moon through the most recent data returned from the Voyager encounter with Neptune; the Magellan Venus mapping mission; and the Galileo flybys
 of Venus, Earth, and the asteroids Gaspra and Ida.
Data are constantly being included as they become available.
Great Circle Calculator
 http://warpig.cati.csufresno.edu/cs150.html
computes the distance between any two points on earth
Making Maps Easy to Read
http://acorn.educ.nottingham.ac.uk/ShellCent/maps/
summarizes a research project to discover some of the factors that
make maps easy to read and to use.
It was conducted at University College London,
at the Royal College of Art and at the University of Nottingham.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html
from the University of Texas at Austin ,
http://www.utexas.edu/
holds more than 230,000 maps covering every area of the world.
Project GeoSim
http://geosim.cs.vt.edu/index.html
is a joint research project of the Departments of
Computer Science and Geography at Virginia Tech http://gopher.vt.edu/
to create education modules for introductory geography courses