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Many coastal communities have built structures at their beaches and added quantities of sand in contoured designs to combat erosion. Are such beach nourishment projects technically and economically sound? Or are they nothing more than building sand castles, as critics claim? Beach Nourishment and Protection provides a sound technical basis for decisionmaking, with recommendations regarding the utility ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text, Report
Subject: Chemical oceanography
 
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This site is part of GeoNet Internet Geography, a resource for pre-collegiate British geography students and their instructors. This page focuses on various aspects of volcanoes, including the main features of a volcano, types of volcanoes, the Ring of Fire, locations of volcanoes, volcanic flows, and case studies about specific volcanoes. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material, Ask an expert
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This science-based world map depicts the local and regional consequences of global climate change. It identifies direct manifestations of a warming trend (fingerprints), and events that are consistent with the projections for global climate change and are likely to become more frequent and widespread with continued warming (harbingers). These signs are linked to a full description of conditions in ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Map
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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This page presents information about the four principle types of volcanoes found on Earth. Diagrams showing the internal structure of each type and photographs of well-known examples are provided. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This plate tectonics unit was designed to be used with a college course in physical geography. Subject matter covered includes: the development of the theory including Wegener's Continental Drift Hypothesis and the existence of Pangaea, Harry Hess and his work on sea-floor spreading, and the final theory. It points out that global features such as deep oceanic trenches, mid-ocean ridges, volcanic ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This on-line PDF document is about Lassen Peak, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range. Discussion is on the 1914-1917 series of eruptions that were the last to occur in the Cascades before the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens, Washington. Included is a generalized map of deposits from Lassen Peak's May 1915 eruptions. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Report
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This introduction to the world's biomes provides brief descriptions and climographs (charts showing average temperatures for each month of the year). It begins with an overview of the biome concept, followed by a summary of climograph structure and use. The remaining pages detail six identified biomes, including: arctic tundra, deciduous forest, desert, taiga, tropical rainforest, and tropical savannah. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Physical geography
 
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This atlas presents an inventory of intact forest landscapes (i.e. the remaining large, unbroken areas of pristine nature within the forest zone of Russia). This endeavor was carried out by a group of Russian non-governmental conservation and scientific organizations between 1999 and 2002 as part of the Global Forest Watch initiative. The purpose of the atlas is to provide an accurate picture of the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry
 
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This lesson presents an introduction to solar observations by eye or telescope and during eclipse. It also explores the distance to the Sun, its layers, the corona and the solar wind. Safety rules for observing the Sun are stressed as students are informed about the visible layers of the Sun - photosphere, chromosphere, corona. Students learn about the high temperature of the corona, the evidence ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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This site from Tulane University consists of a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson on tectosilicate, oxide and carbonate minerals. The site features a table and description of the minerals in each group, including the nine types of SiO2, the different feldspars, and the calcite group. Optical and physical properties are explained, as well as the environment in which each mineral crystallizes. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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