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Volcano Activity from 1960 through 1995 (WMS)
This animation is an adaptation of part of a narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonain Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The red triangles represent volcanic activity over a 36-year span. This animation is meant to be combined with a map of the earth, such as the Blue Marble imagery.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Need MPEG-2 viewer, such as Visual Circuits HDfocus or Electrosonic HD Video Server
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Please give credit to NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-SVS-002908
Related resources:
This resource has a thumbnail image at 'This animation shows global volcano activity from 1960 through 1995. The size of each triangle indicates the strength of the activity of the volcano. Recently active volcanoes are shown in bright red. After a volcano has been inactive for a period of time its symbol fades to a dull red.'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Eric Sokolowsky
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Jim Strong
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Horace Mitchell
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Principal Investigator: Tom Watters
Smithsonian/Air and Space