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This site is the EPA's home page for the PCB contamination of the Hudson River by the General Electric Company and the ongoing remediation efforts by the EPA. The site features information and news about the project background and design, progress-to-date, community involvement, and a gallery of maps, photographs and videos of the project site and activities. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This site provides information about pollution remediation efforts at a military base on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The site provides documentation of cleanup efforts at seventy-eight different point sources of pollution. The site features maps of plumes of contaminated groundwater over time, maps of pollution sources and types, fact sheets, proposed plans, technical documents, photos, and other information. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Report, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This site features Flash animations and QuickTime movies about watersheds and their associated waterways. Topics include watershed delineation, the hydrologic cycle, and the course of a river from its source to the sea. These resources may be suitable for integration into lectures, labs, or other activities. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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Paul Heller is a Professor of Geology at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. Heller's home page links to his publications, class info, research statement, grant info, graduate student info, the UW Geology and Geophysics page, a subsiding basin experiment and a collection of sediment videos. The movies include clips on braided streams, bedload transport, ripples, plane bed lamination, turbidity currents, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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This Flash animated slide show illustrates the development of a waterfall by demonstrating the way that soft rocks are more quickly eroded downstream than hard rocks. The animation also reveals the way rapids, steep backwalls, plunge pools, overhangs, and gorges develop as well as the way waterfalls retreat up stream. The user can navigate backwards and forwards within the slide show. This is one ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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This animation illustrates the processes involved in waterfall formation. Related features such as chasms and plunge pools, as well as headward erosion and migration are also portrayed. Users can stop, play, fast forward and rewind the animation at any time. This visualization is one of several animations in a series developed as a component of Exploring Earth, a website that supports the textbook ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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This QuickTime movie shows footage of Niagra Falls and Iguassu Falls. The narration discusses the unusual geologic settings that led to the formation of both waterfalls. This movie is from Chapter 17 (Fluvial Processes and Landforms) of the animations section of the Instructor Companion Site for the Wiley Higher Education textbook (ISBN 0-471-23800-7) Physical Geography: Science and Systems of the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Video
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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This site features a narrated QuickTime animation of graded streams. It discusses relationships between stream water level and high and low water velocity, erosion, bedload transport, deposition and floods. This visualization is from Chapter 17 (Fluvial Processes and Landforms) of the animations section of the Instructor Companion Site for the Wiley Higher Education textbook (ISBN 0-471-23800-7) Physical ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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This website serves as the homepage for the Pacific Northwest Ecosystem Research Consortium (PNW-ERC). Goals of this project include understanding the ecological consequences of societal decisions related to changes in human populations and ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest and to develop transferable tools to support management of ecosystems at multiple spatial scales. The website includes information ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Abstract / Summary, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset
Subject: Ecology, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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The mission of the United States Geological Survey's Biological Resources Discipline involves working with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources. This website contains a comprehensive listing of biological research taking place within the USGS biology branch. This portal provides ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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