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Wind Power and Alternative Energy
Dinosaurs and Marine Reptiles
Remote Sensing
Weather and Climate
Crustal Movement and Changes
Space Science
Mineralogy / Caves
Classic Fossil Sites
Glaciers
Archaeology
Good General Interest links

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asteroid impact

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://xn--drmstrre-64ad.dk/wp-content/wind/miller/windpower%20web/en/tour/wres/index.htm

How Wind Turbines Work
https://energy.gov/eere/wind/how-do-wind-turbines-work

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/

Micro Hydroelectricity
http://energy-alaska.wikidot.com/hydro

Dinosaurs and Marine Reptiles

Australian Marine Reptiles (NOT Dinosaurs)
http://www.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/marine.htm
- lots of information on ichthyosaurs, pliosaurs...

Dann's Dinosaur Reconstructions
  http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/
Lots of reconstructions of Australian Dinosaurs

82 Interesting Facts About Dinosaurs
https://www.factretriever.com/dinosaur-facts

Palaeontology Portal
http://paleoportal.org/

History of Dinosaur Collecting
http://rainbow.ldeo.columbia.edu/courses/v1001/dinodis3.html

and
http://www.rareresource.com/history-of-discovery.htm

Remote Sensing

 Earth and Moon Viewer
http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

Terranova Planet Maker - make planets on your browser
http://www.fourmilab.ch/terranova/planetmaker/

Solar System Live
http://www.fourmilab.ch/solar/
 
Earthshots satellite images of environmental change  
https://earthshots.usgs.gov/earthshots/

Principles of Remote Sensing
http://www.crisp.nus.edu.sg/~research/tutorial/intro.htm

Weather and Climate

"The Water Cycle For Kids" 
http://www.waterfiltersfast.com/The-Water-Cycle-For-Kids_ep_94-1.html

The Hydrologic Cycle courtesy of  the QUA Group -  suits upper primary students
http://quagroup.com/hydrologic-cycle/

Palaeoclimate
  http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov:80/paleo/
 
Australian Severe Weather
  http://australiasevereweather.com
 
Indigenous Australian Weather Knowledge
http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/?ref=ftr

Australian Climate Influences
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/about/

Tsunamis What Causes Them?
  http://itic.ioc-unesco.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=1340&Itemid=1138
 
Student's Weather Guide
http://www.startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_weather.html

All about Rainbows
http://www.atoptics.co.uk/bows.htm

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 

Volcanos

World Volcanoes
 https://worldvolcanoes.wikispaces.com/

Volcano World Oregon State University
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/

Mass Wasting
  https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-090-the-environment-of-the-earths-surface-spring-2007/course-textbook/earthsurface_10.pdf

Mass Movement
http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/geo/basics/massmvnt.htm

Space Science

American Meteor Society
http://www.amsmeteors.org
 
Nine Planets - yes there are only 8 planets not but this good site has kept it's old name!
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 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.
 
Coolcosmos - a view of the earth and universe in the wavlenghts of infared
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/

Neocam - finding asteroids before they find us
http://neocam.ipac.caltech.edu/

Gravitational Waves
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/

Astropix
Astronomy Images (+7000 images)
http://astropix.ipac.caltech.edu/
 
Atmospheric Optics 

  http://www.atoptics.co.uk  
Learn about and simulate rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and more.

Mineralogy / Caves


Mineralogy Links Pages - many good resources

Athena
http://un2sg1.unige.ch/www/athena/mineral/mineral.html
huge but slow
 
Web Mineral about 4000 minerals

http://webmineral.com/

Mineral Identification Guide
http://fremontica.net/minerals/guide.htm

Description and Classification of Sedimentary Rocks
http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/fichter/SedRx/sedclass.html

All about caves - The Virtual Cave
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
http://www.amnh.org/our-research/paleontology/paleontology-faq/trilobite-website/trilobite-localities/australian-trilobites-wonders-down-under/

Ediacara -Australia  
http://austhrutime.com/ediacaran_fauna.htm

Smithsonian Institute -  Burgess Shale Page
http://paleobiology.si.edu/burgess/index.html
 
Burgess Shale Foundation
http://www.burgess-shale.bc.ca/
 
Berkley University - Burgess Shale
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/cambrian/burgess.html

Burgess Shale -  Virtual Fossil Museum
http://www.fossilmuseum.net/Fossil_Sites/burgessshale.htm

Chengjiang Deposits - Maotianshan Shales - China
http://www.fossilmuseum.net/Fossil_Sites/Chengjiang.htm

Crinoid Fossils
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/fossils/crinoid.htm
http://tolweb.org/Crinoidea

Green River Formation Fossils
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/tertiary/eoc/greenriver.html 

Tyrannosauras rex 
http://www.unmuseum.org/tyran.htm

Archaeopteryx - a bird,  a dinosaur, a fraud?
http://eol.org/pages/4433761/details
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/archaeopteryx/info.html
http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Environment/NHR/archaeopteryx.html
 

Glaciers


http://geology.com/articles/glaciers/
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/glaciers


Archaeology


Interesting archaeology site and blog

http://www.greatarchaeology.com
http://archaeologyexcavations.blogspot.com

Good general interest links


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.
http://zanskar.geoheritage.ch/CHAPITRE1/page1.html

Extremophiles - creatures that live in extreme conditions and locations
- articles on life forms found in extreme environments, ot springs, under glaciers, undersea volcanos ...
http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/E/extremophile.html
http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/extreme/extremophiles.html

Current World Winds - interactive 3D globe
https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-211.92,-3.57,437

Basics of Space Flight
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/basics/
 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.

Space Infographics fro JPL
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/infographics/infographic.view.php?id=11149

Global Positioning Systems GPS
Tutorials
http://www.trimble.com/gps_tutorial/
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/gps-basics

Great Circle Calculator
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/calculators
computes the distance between any two points on earth

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.