Sunday, February 17, 2008

Websites for the Lithospheric Processes

ABAG earthquake maps and Information: ABAG, is the Association of Bay Area Governments: the regional planning and services agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Their website has a wide range of information and maps linked to earthquakes in the Bay Area of San Francisco.

Try the Interactive (GIS) SUSCEPTIBILITY Map

· BBC British Isles: A Natural History– Links from the BBC TV series looking at the natural history of the British Isles.

· BBC Natural Disasters - From BBC Science and Nature, an overview of a range of natural disasters.

· BBC Volcano Hell From BBC Science and Nature a look at volcanic disasters and developments in volcano prediction. Includes useful video footage and weblinks.

· BGS (British Geological Survey) This section of the BGS website provides information on geological topics of general interest and items developed with schools in mind.

· Clean Slate Resources – Information for KS3 (and GCSE) students on Limestone landscapes.

· Earths Active Volcanoes Links to all the world’s active volcanoes with detailed information on each.

· Geology Toolkit ( An off-spin from the BBC “A natural History” series with a region by region look at the geology and how it influences the landscape. Some fancy flash graphics!

· How Stuff Works: Earthquakes – Clear explanations of earthquakes; their causes, impact and a little about management.

· How Stuff Works: Volcanoes - Clear and detailed explanation of the causes of volcanic eruptions and the human relationship with volcanoes.

· How Volcanoes Work- There's enough magma, lava and pyroclastic flow to keep both novice and expert occupied for centuries here at NASA's volcanism HQ.

· IDEERS– A website by Bristol University to provide an introduction to, and demonstrations of, earthquake engineering. Includes background information on plate tectonics and an different ways of counteracting the impact of earthquakes though improvements in building design.

· IRIS Seismic monitor- Where in the world can you find earthquakes? Use the IRIS Seismic Monitor to see what's happening NOW and where, complete with recent news.

· Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker - Plenty of information about plate tectonics with some interactive graphics.

· NOAA Ocean Explorer Information about the exploration of the Ocean depths. Useful background to help your understanding of constructive plate boundaries.

· Open University Earth Sciences – This site has very good image library if you are looking for a photograph of more or less any landform.

· Peak District Landscapes Good overview of the landscapes (and people) of the Peak District relating landscape to geology and processes.

· Savage Earth Animations - If you like animations, there are some good ones here to help you understand plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, folds and faults.

· US Geological Survey – One of the largest and most comprehensive websites on the planet that will help you with most aspects of physical geography and geology. Explore the website to see the huge range of resources that it offers for all ages and all levels.

· USGS California EarthquakesAll you could possibly want to know about earthquakes on the US west coast. Check out the latest quake information.

· USGS Plate Tectonics Huge amounts of information about plate tectonics.

· Volcanic Hazards – Another fully comprehensive section of the USGS website. All you need to know about volcanoes.

· Volcano World (UND) – One of the best sources of information about volcanoes on the net.

· Volcanoes of the World- Stromboli Online: another colourful and informative volcano website with photos, video clips, etc.

· What is liquefaction? An explanation of the process that leads many buildings to collapse during an earthquake.

All from the Wycombe School Geography website

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