A Geologist's Lifetime Field List
The following is a list of essential or desirable locations for geologists or travelers to visit. It contains many of the interesting geological wonders of the world, with links for most of them. Other interesting natural phenomena are also presented. This page was produced by Terry Acomb (created 2/25/96; last update 7/22/99) while completing an M.S. Degree at the University of Cincinnati Geology Department.
American Geophysical Union. Earth - Oceans - Atmosphere - Space - Planets
American Geophysical Union is an international scientific society of over 35,000 members, more than 30% from outside the US. AGU is dedicated to advancing the understanding of Earth and its environment in space and making results available through national and regional meetings and special conferences and leading journals and books. Sections: Atmospheric Sciences; Geodesy; Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism; Hydrology; Ocean Sciences; Planetary Sciences; Seismology; Space Physics and Aeronomy; Tectonophysics; Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology.
Anon - Another Node On the interNet
For those with interests in Geosciences, Mathematics and Computing. By: John Butler, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, Texas.
By: Alistair B. Fraser of the Department of Meteorology in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of the Pennsylvania State University.
British Antarctic Survey Home Page
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) undertakes a world-class programme of science in the Antarctic and related regions, addressing key global and regional issues through research, survey and monitoring. BAS also helps to discharge the UK's international responsibilities under the Antarctic Treaty System. In so doing BAS sustains for the UK an active and influential regional presence, and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs, especially concerning environmental protection and management.
Earth Observing System (EOS) @GSFC (Atmospheric Physics and Land Surface) The objectives of this program are to provide the long-term observations in the area of climate and terrestrial and marine ecosystems and the supporting information system necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the Earth functions as a unified system. NASA's Earth Science Enterprise is NASA initiative to advance Earth science.
Earth and Sky Homepage
It's an award winning daily science radio series heard by millions of listeners on over 950 commercial and public stations and their translators throughout the United States. It can also be heard in Canada, the South Pacific and on a variety of international networks, including Armed Forces Radio, World Radio Network and Voice of America.
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA is an independent federal agency with more than 2,600 full time employees. They work at FEMA headquarters in Washington D.C., at regional and area offices across the country,at the Mount Weather Emergency Assistance Center, and at the FEMA training center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. FEMA also has nearly 4,000 standby disaster assistance employees who are available to help out after disasters.
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division-- the new publisher 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 world's daily geological rumblings.
(Both 'Inside Geology' & 'In the News' have many links and explanations.)
The Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO) is Australia's national geological survey. AGSO is a research agency of the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR).
Geoscience Departments WWW Directory - US & Canada
This list was created by V. J. Ansfield and was last updated 04/14/02.
(This is a very comprehensive listing.)
Michael D. Higgins
Sciences de la Terre Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada.
(Vulcanology and the textures of plutonic rocks (et., al.)
Michigan Tech Volcano Page
A primary focus of volcanology is to provide scientific and educational information that can lead to hazard mitigation. Michigan Tech's Volcanoes Page aims to provide information about volcanoes to the public. Amongst these pages you will find information about current global volcanic activity, research in remote sensing of volcanoes and their eruptive products, hazard mitigation, "Decade Volcanoes", links to government agencies and research institutions, and even some volcano humor. From: the Michigan Technological University Geology Home Page.
This page maintained by: Seismological Observatory, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Michigan.
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
NAGT was established in 1938. Our purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public.
NEIC: Last Thirty Days of Earthquake Activity from the QED
The NEIC operates a 24-hour-a-day service to determine the location and magnitude of significant earthquakes in the United States and around the world as rapidly and accurately as possible. This information is communicated to federal and state government agencies who are responsible for emergency response, to government public information channels, to national and international news media, to scientific groups (including groups planning aftershock studies), and to private citizens who request information.
New York Earth Science Teacher
The purpose of this site is to be a resource for earth science and environmental science teachers and their students.
New York Geology Resource Page-Earth Science information, links, and more.
This web page is is meant to be a central source for information related to the geology and geologic information providers of New York State. It contains links to Internet resources, publication titles, and addresses of businesses, government agencies, and colleges that can be a source for information on the geology and geologic profession in New York. The page is a work in progress, and will be frequently updated as new sources of information come on-line.
(Highly informational and contains many other resources.)
NISEE: National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering, Berkeley
Established in 1971 at the University of California, Berkeley, the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE) provides timely access to technical research and development information in earthquake engineering and related fields of structural dynamics, geotechnical engineering, engineering seismology, and earthquake hazard mitigation policy. NISEE is located at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center. The NISEE project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of California, Berkeley and directed by a voluntary Advisory Committee comprised of representatives of the earthquake engineering community.
Princeton Earth Physics Project
The goal of PEPP is to create fruitful links between research universities, colleges, and secondary education.
is an interactive seismological center to view earthquakes through seismogram displays, tutorials and tools for data analysis.
Recent Earthquake Information
Provides information and maps of recent California and Nevada earthquakes.
(SEG) Society of Exploration Geophysicists
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists promotes the science of geophysics and the education of exploration geophysicists. The Society fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near-surface, and in mitigating earth hazards.
Seismo-surfing the Internet
The following are known Internet type connections where original seismic data or seismic research information is available. See the end of the list for several other indexes to related fields.
Seismological Society of America
(SSA) is a scientific society devoted to the advancement of earthquake science.
Smithsonian Institution - Global Volcanism Program
The Global Volcanism Program (GVP) resides in the Department of Mineral Sciences of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The GVP seeks better understanding of all volcanoes through documenting their eruptions--small as well as large--during the last 10,000 years.
South Dakota Geological Survey Home Page
To conduct geologic studies, hydrologic studies, and research; and to collect, correlate, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information, leading to a better understanding of the geology and hydrology of South Dakota.
The Electronic Volcano
The Electronic Volcano is a window into the world of information on active volcanoes. From here you can find many types of materials on active volcanoes worldwide, such as maps, photographs and full texts of dissertations and a few elusive documents. The Electronic Volcano will guide you to resources in libraries or resources on other information servers.
The Geological Society of America - Science, Stewardship, Service
The Geological Society of America -- advancing the geosciences, enhancing professional growth, and promoting geosciences in the service of humankind.
The IRIS Consortium
IRIS was formed in 1984 by twenty-six universities to serve a national focus for the development, deployment, and support of modern digital seismic instrumentation.
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno investigates earthquakes and their effects in Nevada and eastern California. NSL faculty perform seismic research worldwide.
University at Buffalo - Department of Geography
State University of New York at Buffalo Homepage.
U.S. Geological Survey Home Page
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO)
The U.S. Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano Observatory Website, which focuses on hazards, activity, history, and monitoring of volcanoes, with emphasis on volcanoes of the Western United States.
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program-Northern California
This web site is provided by the United States Geological Surveys Western Earthquake Hazard Team as part of our effort to reduce earthquake hazard in the United States. We are based in Menlo Park, California, in the San Francisco Bay Region, with additional offices in Pasadena (in partnership with the California Institute of Technology) and in Seattle (in partnership with the University of Washington).
USGS National Earthquake Information Center: Earthquake Information for the World
Since 1973, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has provided up-to-date earthquake information to scientists, government agencies, universities, private companies, and the general public. This information includes determinations of the locations and severity of seismic events in the United States and throughout the world, including the rapid analysis of significant earthquakes on a 24-hour basis. Seismologists around the world use this information to increase their understanding of earthquakes and to better evaluate earthquake hazards.
Volcano Watch is a weekly newsletter written by the scientists at the US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
(Mostly addressed to the residents of the Big Island of Hawai`i.)
Volcano World -- The Premier Source of Volcano Info on the Web
[Volcano World Index]
Welcome to GeoMatters.com - Your Best Geography Source
Geography Matters: supplier of geography, history and science curriculum and materials for homeschool parents, teachers and schools. We teach workshops all over the country on geography, student notebooks, and timelines and specialize in publishing outline maps and timeline materials.
Welcome to Tsunami!
Tsunami! is a World-Wide Web site that has been developed to provide general information about tsunamis. Tsunamis are large water waves, typically generated by seismic activity, that have historically caused significant damage to coastal communities throughout the world. This site has been developed with a broad audience in mind; consequently, it contains extensive background information that is intended primarily for the general public, including information about the mechanisms of tsunami generation and propagation, the impact of tsunamis on humankind, and the Tsunami Warning System. This site also contains more detailed information about recent tsunami events that will be of interest to tsunami and interdisciplinary researchers. The site is currently maintained by Catherine Petroff, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Washington; the site is hosted by the Department of Geophysics' WWW server.