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This collection of images, movies, and animations from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) features a large selection of images of the sun and of solar phenomena. Although most of the imagery is of the sun, a few images of comets and planets as they transit the solar disk are available. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Users can access a variety of information about the The SOHO Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope, as well as maps, imagery, and data. A description of the instrument is provided, along with temperature maps, movies and images of eclipses, solar storms, and coronal mass ejections. Links to related sites are also included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Users can access a variety of information on the SOHO satellite and instrument. The scientific purpose of the mission, a study of the extended solar corona, is discussed, and links to mission logs, news articles, observations, and meetings are provided. Links to a tutorial, data, and software are also included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Users can access a selection of technical information and data about earthquakes in the U.S. and around the world. A current worldwide list of earthquakes is available, as are data on geophysical solutions, a catalog search, an automatic data request function, mining seismicity information, and a registry of seismograph stations. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Government portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Visitors can check this U.S. map to see the locations of current weather watches, warnings, and advisories. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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Users can access the most current GOES image of the hurricane sector, which includes the Caribbean and the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The image is in the infrared band, which is useful for remote sensing of water vapor. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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Materials presented here outline some basic concepts associated with space flight. Users can read about orbits and the difference between an orbit and a trajectory, escape velocities for Earth and some planets, launch velocities and transit times for interplanetary flights, and the effects of time dilation for astronauts travelling at near-light speeds. This is part of the famous Rand corporation ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Visitors can use sea surface temperature data to build animations that show seasonal and yearly fluctuations, and compare them to data from other selected months and years. The animations can be constructed in map or globe formats and may be viewed on the website or downloaded. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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The friction produced by winds blowing towards the equator on the ocean's surface, together with the effect of the earth's rotation, cause water in the surface layer to move away from the western coast of continental land masses. This offshore moving water is replaced by water which upwells, or flows toward the surface from depths of 50 to 100 meters and more. Users can view an illustration and read ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This resource offers access to a variety of materials, including general information about COOL, a photo gallery, press releases, talks and papers, and research projects. There are links to archived and real-time ocean data (sea surface temperature, surface currents and waves, autonomous glider data), and an "underwater weather forecast". Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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