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Hawaiian Hot Spot
How did the Hawaiian Islands Form? The power of a moving plate over a stationary hot spot.
Storm Surge can be the most damaging and deadly aspect of a hurricane.
Deepest Ocean Trench
Deepest Part of the Ocean The Mariana Trench is the deepest point in the ocean.
What Causes a Tsunami? Learn how plate motions trigger earthquakes and tsunamis.
Arctic Ocean Seafloor
Arctic Ocean Seafloor Map The ridges, basins, shelves and rifts defining the Arctic seafloor.
A Gallery of Sand Sand from around the world photographed by Dr. Gary Greenberg.
Sand is a diverse material. This gallery includes photos of sand from around the world.
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Atlantic Ocean Tsunamis Rare events that can cause damage and threaten millions of people.
Loihi Seamount is a submarine volcano that could become an island in the Hawaiian Chain.
Pacific Ocean Tsunamis Surrounded by plate boundaries, that can produce tsunami.
The Northwest Passage can now being used in summer and fall for commercial shipping.
Arctic Ocean Map
Arctic Ocean Map A physical map of the Arctic Ocean.
Who Owns The Arctic?
Who Owns The Arctic? USGS estimates that 25% of all new oil & gas will be found in the Arctic.
Draw Plate Tectonics
Teaching Plate Tectonics with easy-to-draw illustrations. Students love to draw.
Bathyscaphe Trieste Diving to the deepest part of the ocean in 1960.
Indian Ocean Tsunamis
Indian Ocean Tsunamis Deadly tsunamis triggered by earthquakes and volcanoes.