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How do I enable Java if it's been blocked?How do I enable Java through the Control Panel? The Mineralogy Database was last updated on 9/5/2012 and it contains 4,714 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library. Visit the "What's New" section for details. Each mineral has a page linked to tables devoted to crystallography, crystal structures, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana's New classification, Strunz classification, mineral specimen images, and alphabetical listings of mineral species. There also are extensive links to other external sources of mineral data and information. Mineralogy Database

Mineralogy Database

Photographer: Marco Zante; Marco's Web site Summary Author: Marco Zante Shown above is a panorama of the beautiful Italian Alps as viewed on February 15, 2013. Monte Viso is the highest summit here, reaching 12,609 ft (3,841 m). This region is known as Parco Naturale della Val Troncea. It's mostly uninhabited by humans but marmots, ibex and chamois can all be found in these highlands.

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Microbial Life - Educational Resources

Teaching and learning about the diversity, ecology and evolution of the microbial world; discover the connections between microbial life, the history of the earth and our dependence on micro-organisms. The expansive Sunset Lake of the Black Sand Basin is one of the largest thermal bodies of water in Yellowstone National Park. Details This site contains a variety of educational and supporting materials for students and teachers of microbiology. You will find information about microorganisms, extremophiles and extreme habitats, as well as links to online provides information about the ecology, diversity and evolution of micro-organisms for students, K-12 teachers, university faculty, and the general public. Microbial Life - Educational Resources
Datasets | Science On a Sphere Playlist Builder ../ftp_mirror/atmosphere/lightning/media/thumbnail_small.jpg Annual Lightning Flash Rate Map ftp://public.sos.noaa.gov/atmosphere/lightning/ dataset.php?id=6 Annual Lightning Flash Rate Map Datasets | Science On a Sphere
Precipitation Measurement Missions | An international partnership to understand precipitation and its impact on humankind. Flight Project The GPM Flight Project at Goddard Space Flight Center is responsible for the design, development, manufacturing, integration/testing, as well as operations of NASA-provided instruments, spacecraft, ground validation and data processing systems for the GPM mission. Data Access TRMM provides a collection of rainfall products spanning the period of 1998 to the present. Precipitation Measurement Missions | An international partnership to understand precipitation and its impact on humankind.

Climate Change, Deforestation, Biomes and Ocean Currents, Plankton, Endangered Species - Earth Web Site

Click for more detail Thermohaline Change Evidence is growing that the thermohaline current may be slowed or stopped by cold fresh water inputs to the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans. This could occur if global warming is sufficient to cause large scale melting of arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet. Such a change in the current may be gradual (over centuries) or very rapid (over a few years). Climate Change, Deforestation, Biomes and Ocean Currents, Plankton, Endangered Species - Earth Web Site
Extreme Ice Survey | Art meets science. Chasing Ice is now available on iTunes and Netflix. "ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers" Finalist for BOTYA (Book of the Year Award) ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers by James Balog was released September 11, 2012 by Rizzoli New York, the world-renowned publisher of art books. Terry Tempest Williams, one of America's most distinguished environmental writers and thinkers, contributes the epilogue. In this kaleidoscopic view of remote Arctic and alpine landscapes, ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers celebrates a realm of exquisite beauty at the same time as it reveals how climate change is altering our world. Selected from the million-strong EIS photo archive, ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers celebrates the art and architecture of ice.

Extreme Ice Survey | Art meets science.

Presents high-quality research on deep ocean basins and the global mid-ocean ridge systemMarine Geophysical Research (MGR) has a long-established reputation for high quality geophysical research and data on deep ocean basins. Reflecting international efforts to better understand the global mid-ocean ridge system, its focus has broadened to include studies of continental margin geophysics, structure, stratigraphy and sediment deposition processes. The editors of MGR anticipate a rising rate of advances in this sphere in coming years, reflecting the diversity and complexity of processes in the margins. Marine Geophysical Research Marine Geophysical Research
Ocean Color Image Archive Page NOTE: All SeaWiFS images presented here are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye Category: All Gallery Images Ocean Color Image Archive Page
Ocean Color Image Gallery
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NASA Earth Observatory : Home World of Change Satellite images showing how our world— forests, oceans, cities, even the Sun— has changed in recent decades. Read more Blue Marble

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Video: Earth from Space | Watch NOVA Online | PBS Video
Earth Earth Earth is a complex, dynamic system we do not yet fully understand. The Earth system, like the human body, comprises diverse components that interact in complex ways. We need to understand the Earth's atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere as a single connected system. Our planet is changing on all spatial and temporal scales.
Earth's position on chosen date with respect to equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarters in chosen year, 2001-2020
AFE - Association for Fire Ecology | | AFE - Association for Fire Ecology Welcome The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management. Our members include scientists, educators, students, managers, practitioners, policymakers, and interested citizens. Anyone who supports our mission can become a member of AFE and through active involvement can help shape the emerging profession and growing field of fire ecology. Upcoming Conferences
Plate Tectonics The Tectonic Globe™ The Plate Tectonic Globe™ The Plate Tectonic Globe™ is a globe unlike any other currently on the market. Its unique hand-crafted design illustrates clearly and accurately Earth's crustal tectonic features in vivid relief.
The Breakup of Pangea (drag mouse over map to animate) http://www.scotese.com/pangeanim.htm E Continental Divide: Interactive Animation http://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/antarctica/ideas/gondwana2.html Earth's Continental Plates http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.shtml

Pangaea & Plate Tectonics

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