Richard Harwood's Courses

Geology

Geography

Astronomy

Environmental Science

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Links to Earth Science


The following are links to sites which contain
information on current topics in Earth Science

Almanacs

Astronomy

Atmosphere

Climate

Countries of the World

Countries of the World - an alphabetical list of all independent nations in the world.

Dictionaries

Earthquakes

Geomorphology

Geological Surveys

Glaciers

Google Earth KML Files

These links require that you have Google Earth loaded on your computer.

Right mouse click on the link below. Select "Save As..." or "Save Target As...". Save the file to your computer. Open Google Earth, go to File, select Open. Open the saved KML file.

Earthquakes: 1990 to 2005, >Mag. 5
Plate Tectonic Boundaries and Plate Names
Volcanoes of the World

Images

Earth from Space
NASA Image eXchange (NIX)- data base providing NASA images and photographs

Links to General Geology and Geography Sites

Geography Links (About.com) - lots of good resources and links
Geology Links (About.com) - lots of good resources and links
Roger Wellers Geology Home Page - lots of good resources, images and links
Yahoo Links to Geography Sites

USA.Gov - the first place to look if you are trying to find a U.S. government web page or information.

Maps

Mars Probes

Meteorology

Metric Systems - International System of Units (SI)

Metric Conversions.org - Online Calculators!
SI Base Units - National Institute of Standards and Technology
The International System of Units (SI) - National Institute of Standards and Technology
Think-Metric
The United States and the Metric System - National Institute of Standards and Technology
U.S. Metric Association

Minerals

Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals and Textures - online reference to minerals and rocks in thin section
The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom - online reference to minerals and gemstones

Missions to Planet Earth

Museums

NASA

National Parks and Monuments

News Services

BBC Online
CNN
Miami Herald (an excellent source of news covering Latin America)
Science Daily - science news about the latest discoveries and research projects
Voice of America (U.S. Government news/propaganda agency)
Washington Post (good international and national news coverage)

Organizations

Paleontology

Planetary Probes

Galileo Probe - Probe in orbit around Jupiter

Planets

Plate Tectonics

PALEOMAP Project - plate tectonic development during the past 1100 million years.
Tectonic Plate Motion
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics

Population and Statistics

Remote Sensing

Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Global Positioning System Overview
Remote Sensing Systems- provides daily, monthly and yearly images showing Cloud Liquid Water, Precipitation Rate, Atmospheric Water Vapor and Surface Wind Speed

Science Education

Bill Nye the Science Guy - Science Rules!!
NASA Education
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Science Daily - science news about the latest discoveries and research projects
Yahoo Links to Geography Sites

Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquake and Tsunami

The Sun

Topographic Maps

Volcanoes

Wildlife

Writing Term Papers

 


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Short Subjects

How to Succeed in Class
Global Warming
SI - Metric Units
Geologic Time Scale
Periodic Table of Elements
Longitude and Latitude
Orbital Eccentricity
Countries of the World
Why Geography Matters
Atlas of Igneous Rocks
Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks
Atlas of Metamorphic Rocks


World Population

U.S. Population

U.S. Oil Usage

July, 2016 Daily Average:
     20.238 million barrels

The U.S. uses approximately 21% of world's daily oil production.


Global Average Temperature

2016: 14.78°C
2015: 14.83°C
2014: 14.69°C
2013: 14.59°C
2012: 14.63°C
2011: 14.50°C
2010: 14.47°C
2009: 14.61°C
2008: 14.43°C
2007: 14.48°C
2006: 14.54°C
2005: 14.59°C
2004: 14.43°C
2003: 14.54°C
2002: 14.46°C
2001: 14.40°C

Source: NOAA NCDC