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This basic information about Foraminifera, an important microfossil explains what they are, where they live, and why they are important and also how they are used in the search for petroleum. The biology and classification of Foraminifera are also covered. In addition, photomicrographs of Foraminifera as captured by the Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope at the Museum of Paleontology are included. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Informal
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Paleontology
 
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The glossary has about 60 terms that are primarily types of volcanoes or vents, eruption types, and eruptive products. Clicking on a term displays a captioned photograph illustrating the concept and a glossary definition. Below the photgraph are related glossary terms and sometimes other information or photograph links. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Photograph, Glossary
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Natural hazards
 
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This page offers two pieces of software that produce visualizations of seismicity, volcanic activity and wave propagation. The Seismic Waves program displays waves propagating out from the epicenter simultaneously on three-dimensional and cross-sectional views of the earth. These two views are synchronized with actual event waveforms so that as a particular phase arrives at a seismic station, one ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Computer activity, Map, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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