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View Resource World Data Center for Marine Geology & Geophysics, Boulder

The World Data Center-A for Marine Geology & Geophysics, located at the National Geophysical Data Center, USA, is accessible through the Web and includes a forms interface allowing full on-line inventory searches of all Marine Geology & Geophysics Division holdings.

https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/
View Resource USGS Geologic Hazards

The Geologic Hazards section of the US Geological Survey (USGS) conducts research into the causes of geological phenomena such as landslides and earthquakes. The homepage connects visitors to the Geologic Hazards team's three main areas of endeavor. Geomagnetism provides links to the National Geomagnetic Information Center; Magnetic Observatories, Models, and Charts; and the Geomagnetic...

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/geohazards
View Resource NOAA: Images, Visualizing Data, Marine Geology & Geophysics Division [Last profiled in the Scout Report on December 14, 2001]

The National Geophysical Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a wide range of educational materials designed for oceanographers, private industry partners, and a range of other users. This particular corner of the site brings together dozens of resources that deal with seafloor topography, sediment thickness, natural hazards, and unique animated dives to...

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https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/
View Resource MTU Volcanoes Page

Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page, which is sponsored by the Keweenaw Volcano Observatory, aims to provide information about volcanoes to the public and to complement other informational sites on the Web. Visitors will find information on what a volcano is, currently active volcanoes throughout the world, remote sensing of volcanoes, volcanic humor, and much more. The volcano hazard...

http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/
View Resource Alaska Science Forum

The Alaska Science Forum Web site is provided by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The forum consists of articles written about various science subjects by scientists from the Geophysical Institute. Categories include the aurora, earthquakes, fun science facts, historic Alaska, mountains, rocks and geology, volcanoes, weather, and more. One of the latest articles, by...

https://www.gi.alaska.edu/AlaskaScienceForum
View Resource Map Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields and Geologic Provinces of Africa, Ver. 2.0

The US Geological Survey offers the Map Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields and Geologic Provinces of Africa Web site and report. The agency's goal for the pieces includes assessing the undiscovered and technically recoverable oil and gas resources of the world. The site includes various descriptions of what the map depicts and how data was processed using Geographic Information Systems. Once the...

https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/ofr-97-470/OF97-470A/
View Resource Marine Geology: Research Beneath the Sea

Another informative offering from the US Geological Survey is the Marine Geology: Research Beneath the Sea Web site. Visitors can read about the agency's Marine Geology program which "strives to increase our understanding of the geology of the lands covered by water." Topics include methods and equipment used for the research, plate tectonics, resources in the marine realm, predicting effects of...

https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/pubinfo/margeol.html
View Resource Astrogeology Research Program

This site illustrates the USGS's research in astrogeology, which is "the science devoted to studying the origin, composition, structure, and history of the planets and their moons." Geologists will find information about the technologies, programs, and projects including the Planetary Geologic Mapping Program and the Lunar Pyroclastic Volcanism project. The site also provides scientists with the...

https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/
View Resource Sand Dunes

Most will agree that nothing is more relaxing that lying or walking on a beach. While unwinding, have you ever wondered what caused those big mounds of sand that you crossed to get there? This topic in depth addresses this issue, featuring Web sites that discuss sand dune processes and formations. Some of the Web sites also discuss research, mining, and protection activities taking place in areas...

https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/NSDL/PhysSci/2003/ps-030919#T...
View Resource Association for Women Geoscientists

"The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) is an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in the geosciences and to introducing girls and young women to geoscience careers." Visitors can learn about possible funding, awards, internships, and employment. The Web site offers two publications discussing technical and career-development...

http://www.awg.org/
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