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This site offers the online version of a book published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). It is intended to provide a brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics, highlighting some of the people and discoveries that advanced the development of the theory. It is the companion volume to the map, 'This Dynamic Planet', which shows the locations of major volcanic belts, fault systems, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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This portal provides access to maps, data, and other information on the distribution and frequency of natural hazards in the United States. The material is arranged into seven categories: earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, volcanoes, and wildfires. There are also links to disaster emergency and relief organizations and to real-time resources such as RSS feeds, advisories, and the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This portal provides access to a variety of govermental, charitable, and private websites with information on earthquake preparedness. Information is available for citizens, responders, planners, and engineers. There are also links to a variety of publications on how to prepare for an earthquake, and to government and non-government first response organizations. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This portal provides access to information on the threats and impacts of wildfires in the United States. There is a link to a fact sheet that describes the impacts of wildfires and the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) science priorities in researching them, and a link to a map that shows locations of wildfires larger than 250 acres occurring from 1980 to 2003. There are also links to news ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This article provides an overview of the sedimentary processes that occurred in the aftermath of the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Topics include the vast quantity of easily erodable volcanic deposits, high sedimentation rates downstream from the volcano, changes in drainage patterns caused by the debris avalanche that triggered the eruption, and some efforts to control the downstream ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This fact sheet provides an overview of basic scientific facts about landslides. Topics include the different types of landslides, ways that they might be triggered, and how to lessen the effects of landslides on people and structures. A set of links to additional information and some suggested publications are provided. A downloadable, printable version is also available. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This fact sheet provides an overview of the hazards presented by landslides and debris flows, particluarly in wet weather conditions in landslide-prone areas. Topics include a discussion of the characteristics of debris flows, and suggestions for residents who live in steep, hilly terrain which is subject to periodic heavy rains. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Photograph, Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This portal provides access to educational materials produced by the Cascades Volcano Observatory. The items include news and current events, information on current activity of the Cascades volcanoes, and emergency information in the event of an eruption. There are also frequently-asked-questions features, a glossary, and links to reading materials such as fact sheets and reports of the United States ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This report provides an overview of the changes that occurred in lakes in the region around Mount St. Helens following the eruption of May 18, 1980. Topics include water chemistry, sediment supply, and biology. Other factors which are discussed include the proximity of lakes to the volcano, and whether they were situated in the blast zone or simply received ashfall from the eruption. Links to related ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This report summarizes the Volcano Hazards Program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Topics include its goals and activities, some key accomplishments, and a plan for future operations. There are also discussions of active and potentially active volcanoes in the U.S., the role of the USGS volcano observatories, prediction of eruptions, and potential danger to aircraft from volcanic plumes. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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