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Aleta's Geology Links
A collection of geology and related science links.
Amethyst Galleries' Mineral
presented by Amethyst Galleries, Inc., is a database of mineral
descriptions and images for rockhounds, educators, and geology students everywhere. This
database includes physical characteristics and common associations, and some of the
indexes provide educational material.
Another Node on the Internet
Collection on web resources for those with interests in Geosciences, Mathematics and
BGS Education Resources
This section of the British Geological Survey web site provides
information on geological topics aimed at schools and the general public.
DOE-Fossil Energy Links to Other Web Servers
The Fossil Energy program is one component of an integrated "cluster" of
Department of Energy technology programs. This link takes you to the Energy Information,
Products and Programs home page, a starting point to other energy programs in the
Department of Energy.
Earthquake Information from the USGS AND GEOPHYSICS GROUP
This site is run by the United States Geological Survey, Geologic Division.
EE-Link: Environmental Education on the Internet
Consistent with the key principles of environmental education, our mission is to spread
information and ideas that will help educators explore the environment and investigate
current issues with students. We are building this resource for students, teachers and
professionals that support K-12 environmental education, such as media specialists,
inservice providers, nature center staff and curriculum developers.
EnergyFiles Home Page
Sponsored, developed, and maintained by the Department of Energys Office of
Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) under the auspices of the Departments
Scientific and Technical Information Program, EnergyFiles provides information, tools, and
technologies to facilitate the use of scientific resources and capabilities in planning
and conducting energy-related research. The EnergyFiles goal is to maximize access
to and usefulness of the vast body of knowledge that exists in the energy community,
establishing the foundation for a National Library of Energy Science and Technology.
Resources, environmental education materials, science experiments and
projects and the World-Wide School Science Project Recycling Experiment! Share your great
school science project with the world!
E-Galaxy Geoscience page
A compilation of web sites directed at professional.
Flints and Stones
Welcome to the world of the late stone age hunter gatherers. This exhibition takes you
into the lives of the inhabitants of Britain and north west Europe from the time when ice
sheets still covered land and sea, until the time when settled farming peoples were
cultivating the land. Against the background of this changing world, people survived by
hunting game and gathering food from the plants around them; on the move, following the
herds and seeking out the fruits season by season.
Geological Survey of Japan Home Page
The Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ) was founded in 1882 and its
mandate at the time was to systematically map the geology of the country. Since then,
during the past one hundred years, the GSJ has broadened its activities considerably and
it is now engaged in work related to the complete spectrum of earth science in order to
meet the needs of national and international development, and the demands of the
Geology Link Page
This is a great listing of geology links on the web. It includes government links,
associations, and links by field of study. Good resource.
Worth Publishers - publishers of Geology and Essentials of Geology - is pleased to present
a public forum for all matters geological. This area is open to students, university
instructors, teachers, professional geologists, amateurs, and anyone else who seeks
insight into the worlds daily geological rumblings.
Geology of the National Parks
Sponsored by the USGS, you can take a virtual tour of one of the parks:
climb the peaks of the North Cascades, use Lake Mead's history to learn
about geologic time, or dig deeper into the geologic story of Death
Valley. There are even some special 3D tours.
Geophysics Home Page
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is a learning enterprise which builds
the capacity of students, teachers and policymakers to improve and transform mathematics
and science teaching and learning.
Geophysics on the Internet
This page is dedicated to providing you access to the wealth of geophysical information on
GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITE BROWSE SERVER
This server provides current documented information about geostationary
satellite data by NESDIS or received from other official sources. It is for
use by the national and international community. This server has access to a
selection of satellite images which are available from official government
Another site containing a list of on-line resources available through the Internet and
other networks that may be useful to those who have an interest in the earth sciences.
These resources consist of digital documents, news sources, software, data sets and other
on-line services that are available to the public.
Hellatite website of the UCSC Geology hiking club
Website of the UCSC Geology hiking club. It includes nice pictures of field
trips and links to local places of interest.
Internet Resources for Geography and Geology
This is a great geology resource. You may choose from a dozen topics including world
geography, government resources, and teaching helps. Link to environmental information or
take a virtual tour of Bosnia, Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, others. Big fun.
ISGS EARTH SCIENCE AND GEOLOGY LINKS-BY CATEGORY
EARTH/GEOSCIENCE INFORMATION ON THE WWW, a Service of the Illinois
State Geological Survey Library and Information Unit
Jurassic Reef Park Overview
Find out why you should care about reefs, the architects, buildings, and climate. Plus,
explore the differences between modern reefs and Jurassic ones.
The Learning Web at the U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS presents The Learning Web, a portion of the USGS web dedicated to K-12 education,
exploration, and life-long learning.
MTU Volcanoes Page
This page links you to pages on the web for each volcano it lists on its reference map
(about 57), plus pages on current activities, hazards, remote sensing, and terminology.
Niel's Timelines and Scales of Measurement - N. Brandt,
Penn State University
Includes Science/Technology History Timeline; Evolution Timeline; Geological Timeline;
Cosmological Timeline; Scales of Measurement; etc. Choice of TEX, DVI, or ASCII files to
The Nine Planets
The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current
scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar
system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most
provide references to additional related information.
NSF Geosciences Unidata Integrated Earth Info...view
A huge server containing a range of earth-related data, lots of graphics and information.
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service web site includes links to warnings and
forecasts, weather safety, education/outreach, and satellite links.
National Weather Service Hydrometeorological
Located in the World Weather Building in Camp Springs, MD, the
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center is one of the nine Centers for
Environmental Prediction (NCEP), which is part of the National Weather
Service (NWS) . The HPC exists to meet the real-time weather information
needs of a growing group list of users including NWS field offices, other
governmental agencies, the media, the private sector, academic institutions,
the international community, and the general public.
National Weather Service Interactive Weather
This server maintains a current database of meteorological and hydrological
data, historical data, and written information generated by the NWS or
received from other official sources. In addition, this server accesses in
realtime a selection of current official weather observations,
forecasts, and warnings from U.S. government sources for use by the national
and international community.
Online Resources for Earth Scientists
Resource page linking to many informational sites on a wide variety of scientific topics,
some graphics. Site expanding daily.
Structural Geology and Metamorphic Petrology
What a wonderfully well organized and comprehensive collection of structural geology
resources on the web! There is a great 'what's new" area that provides the latest
news information as well as conference announcements.
The University of Edinburgh Links to Other Information Sources in
Geology and Geophysics
The Department maintains a selection of links to other places in these fields.
Update on Current Volcanic Activity
See what's happening at your local volcano. When did it last erupt? Is it looking to blow
any time soon? Interesting page.
The Virtual Earth
This page is an introduction to the World Wide Web for Earth Scientists. It is not
intended to be a resource listing, but to illustrate the potential of the Web as an
information retrieval system.
The Virtual Geomorphology
Table of contents to a non-existent geomorphology text book. It provides
organised links to other hypertext documents that form the successive pages
of the book. Text in Polish and English
An award-winning site on volcanoes on the web sponsored by the University of
How Volcanoes Work
This website is an educational resource that describes the science behind
volcanoes and volcanic processes. The site is sponsored by NASA under the
Project ALERT (Augmented
Learning Environment and Renewable Teaching). It is intended for the
education of university students of geology and volcanology and teachers of
This site, sponsored by SJSU's Department of Meteorology, contains many
links to other weather sites and meteorological resources.
West's Geology Directory
This is a large directory of Internet links on geology and earth science topics. Major
sections of geology such as fossils and palaeontology, minerals and mineralogy,
stratigraphy, and sedimentology are in some of the separate Web Pages (more than 100)
which form the directory and associated data.
The World-Wide Earthquake Locator
The World-Wide Earthquake Locator is an interface developed by Bruce Gittings of the
Department of Geography at the University of Edinburgh, very much as an illustration of
what is possible using the World-Wide Web and the internet. It develops the networking
aspects of work we have done building an earthquake analysis system using data dynamically
obtained over the internet.
WW2010 Online Guides to Meteorology, Climate, Remote
Sensing and Global Change
WW2010 Online Guides, the next evolution phase of our web-based
instructional resources. Formerly known as the Guide to Meteorology, we are
expanding these resources beyond the scope of meteorology to other
disciplines like climate, remote sensing and global change. The Online
Meteorology Guide, University of Illinois, is a collection of web-based
instructional modules that use multimedia technology and the dynamic
capabilities of the web. These resources incorporate text, colorful
diagrams, animations, computer simulations, audio and video to introduce
fundamental concepts in the atmospheric sciences. Selected pages link to (or
will soon link to) relevant classroom activities and current weather
products to reinforce topics discussed in the modules and allow the user to
apply what has been learned to real-time weather data. The target audience
for the Online Meteorology Guide is high school and undergraduate level
students. However, these resources have been used by instructors throughout
K-12, undergraduate and graduate level education.
WWW Geology Resources
The University of New Brunswick Geology Grad Students have developed quite a listing of
geology resources on the web, with reviews for many of them.
Volcano World -- The Premier Source of Volcanos
Supported by NASA, this is a great source for information on volcanos, including
Sources, cycling, and impact of toxicants in aqueous systems, including acid rain, ground
water, fresh water rivers and lakes, estuaries, and the ocean. Syllabus, calendar,
assignments, and links to related materials. By Russ Flegal, University of California,
The Dynamic Earth
Mechanisms and driving forces of Earth deformation, including plate tectonics, structural
deformation of rocks, and material and heat transport. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes,
and links to related materials. By Susan Schwartz, University of California, Santa Cruz.
The catastrophic processes that have shaped and continue to shape the Earth. Syllabus,
calendar, lecture notes, exams, student work, and links to related materials. By Thorne
Lay, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Earth Sciences 1 - Oceanography
Oceanography introduces students to the basics
workings of the ocean. Topics include the origin and geological evolution of
ocean basins; sea floor morphology; origin, distribution, historical record,
and economic significance of marine sediments; ocean nutrients and
productivity; marine climate and weather; ocean currents, waves, tides, and
changing sealevel; beaches, shorelines, and coastal processes; marine
pollution, greenhouse warming, and the role of the ocean in global change.
By James Zachos, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Earth Sciences: Oceanography
Introductory oceanography. Lecture notes and colour illustrations. By Matthias Tomczak,
Flinders University of South Australia.
Earth Systems and Global Change
Interaction of the Earth's systems, current evidence for past climatic and environmental
change, and how to predict future global change. Syllabus. Calendar. Lecture notes. Links
to related materials. By Richard J. Behl, California State University, Long Beach.
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY - GEOL 406/506
This is the web section of Geology 406/506 which is offered
during fall semesters as a regular course on the Idaho State
University campus in Pocatello, and sometimes in Idaho Falls and
other locations via closed circuit television.
Gems and Gem Minerals
Minerals and gem materials for the nongeologist. Methods of mineral ID, lapidary, geology
of gem deposits, treatments and enhancements and use of gemmological instruments.
Syllabus. Calendar. Lecture notes. Exams. Links to related materials. By Mark A. Helper,
University of Texas at Austin.
For non-majors. Class meetings, exercises on the course Web page, and field trips to the
San Francisco Bay, San Mateo coastline, and Monterey Bay. Lecture notes, assignments,
links to related materials. By Don Reed, San Jose State University.
Geology 202 - University of British Columbia)
contains notes and self-directed exercises which complement the lectures and laboratories
of Geology 202, Introduction to Petrology - a course offered in the Geological Sciences
Department of the University of British Columbia.
Geology and Mineral Resources of Texas
Perspective of the approximately 1.5 billion year history recorded in rocks exposed in
Texas and contiguous regions. Syllabus and links to related materials. By Richard Kyle,
University of Texas at Austin.
Geology of Energy Resources
General studies. Origin of hydrocarbon and coal deposits, petroleum exploration,
geothermal energy and environmental problems associated with fossil fuels. Syllabus,
illustrated lecture notes, glossary of terms, and links to related materials. By Annabelle
Foos, University of Akron.
Geology of the National Parks
Links to national park pages and photographs submitted by the class. Syllabus, calendar,
lecture notes, assignments, exams, grades, student work, and links to related materials.
By Susan Schwartz, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Groundwater contamination. Calendar, assignments, exams, and links to related materials.
By Russ Flegal, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Sedimentary rocks and the sedimentary and stratigraphic record as indicators of geologic
history. Radiometric dating. Origin of the earth. Origin and history of life, by geologic
period. Syllabus, lecture notes, assignments, student work, and links to related
materials. By Pamela Gore, DeKalb College.
Introduction to Field and Stratigraphic Methods
Field observation of geological processes and study of the mineralogy, stratigraphy,
paleontology and structural geology of central Texas. Geologic mapping and field
descriptions. Syllabus. Calendar. Assignments. Links to related materials. By Mark A.
Helper, University of Texas at Austin.
Introduction to Historical Geology
The evolution of Earth, its atmosphere, climate, and biologic organisms. Syllabus.
Lecture Notes. Assignments. Exams. By Pamela Gore, Georgia
Perimeter College, Georgia
Introduction to Meteorology
Meteorology for atmospheric science majors. Contains "the 240 weather page," an
electronic collection of relevant weather maps, graphics and forecasts. Syllabus,
calendar, student work, and links to related materials. By Jonathan Kahl, University of
Introduction to Petrology
This site contains notes and self-directed exercises which complement the
lectures and laboratories of Geology 202, Introduction to Petrology - a
course offered in the Geological Sciences Department of the University of
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Physical processes influencing the ocean, its interaction with the atmosphere, and coastal
processes. Measurements and data sets, processes, wind-driven circulation, currents,
waves, the surface mixed layer, deep circulation, the role of vorticity, and heat budgets.
Syllabus, calendar, assignments, and links to related materials. By Bob Stewart, Texas
Geologic time scales and physical processes that have shaped the Earth's surface.
Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, and links to related materials. By Joseph R. Smyth,
University of Colorado, Boulder.
The physics and chemistry of minerals for geology students. Syllabus, lecture notes,
exams, and links to related materials. By David M. Sherman, University of Bristol, UK.
Take a pictorial journey with the NEAR satellite.
Basic workings of the oceans: how they were formed, the generation of life in them and how
they affect the global climate. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, exams and
links to related materials. By Jim Zachos, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Oceanography and Us, Human Exploration/Exploitation of the Sea
Human uses of the sea in terms of their history, development and possible future. The
marine environment and its human users. Syllabus. By E. William Behrens, University of
Texas at Austin.
Hand specimen characteristics of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Syllabus,
calendar, lecture notes, assignments, exams, and links to related materials. By John C.
Butler, University of Houston.
Earth materials and processes. Earthquakes, rocks, minerals, volcanoes, weathering and
soils, water resources, and more. Syllabus, lecture notes, assignments, student work, and
links to related materials. By Pamela Gore, DeKalb College.
Fall 95 honors course. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, grades, and links
to related materials. By John C. Butler, University of Houston.
Principles of Forecasting the Weather
The atmosphere and the science of weather forecasting. Syllabus, calendar, assignments,
exams, and links to related materials. By Jonathan Kahl, University of
Principles of Global Dynamics
Quantitative study of the Earth system as a whole, from the core to the upper atmosphere.
Monitoring the Earth, its interior dynamics and external environment. Syllabus, lecture
notes, assignments, and links to related materials. By J.A. Rial, University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Field trip guides. Analysis of brittly and ductily deformed rocks. Syllabus, calendar,
assignments, exams, student work, and links to related materials. By J. Casey Moore,
University of California, Santa Cruz.
Interdisciplinary introduction to oceanography. Biological, chemical, and physical
processes. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, and links to related materials.
By Jim Tait, University of California, Santa Cruz.