Selected links to Earth Science Information (special focus on WA State and the Pacific NW, USA)


Compiled by Pat Pringle...updated February 1, 2015

HOT LINKS TOC FOR CATEGORIES BELOW:

Gateways_to_Earth_Science_information             Cosmos and Astronomy                          Dendrochronology

Engineering_and_Environmental_Geology                            Natural_Hazards

Misc._Science_and_Environmental_Science_Links       

Monitoring Earth and Earth Systems         Geological_Societies

Volcanoes                                                                               Pacific_Northwest_Links

Oceanography                                                                        Online journals                       GIS_Geolographic_Information_Systems

Hydrology                                                                                Physical_Geography

Earthquakes_seismicity_preparedness

Scientific societies   


 

Gateways_to_Earth_Science_information

Mark Franceks Earth Science resources**…an amazing oasis!      http://webs.cmich.edu/resgi/

Digital Library of Earth System Science                                           http://www.dlese.org/library/

Yahoo Science                                                                                 http://dir.yahoo.com/Science


Cosmos and astronomy

European Space Agency and the Planck Institute 
NWS space weather prediction center   SWPC Facebook page 
SMAP—NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite  
Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA   aka "SOHO"
Voyager NASA/JPL site 





 

Dendrochronology

Henri Grissino-Mayer’s ultimate tree-ring web pages            http://web.utk.edu/~grissino/

The Tree-ring Society                                                            http://www.treeringsociety.org/

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research                                 http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/

NOAA World Data Center, Tree Rings                                   http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/treering.html

Tree-Ring Lab at Lamont-Doherty in NY                                http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/fac/trl/index.html

Univ. of Victoria Tree-Ring Lab                                              http://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept/uvtrl/uvtrl.htm

Association for Tree-Ring Research                                      http://www.tree-ring.org/



Earthquakes_Seismicity_Preparedness

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (Univ. of WA)                 http://www.geophys.washington.edu/SEIS/PNSN/ (old site)

PNSN "legacy" site  

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program                                   http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

USGS Earthquake information                                              http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/

Earthquake net                                                                     http://www.eqnet.org/

IRIS earthquake browser    ==> GUI driven controls for maps and cross-sections

Earthquake report.com    independent reporting site

Earthquake information for Centralia College

General Tsunami Information

 


 

Engineering_and_Environmental_Geology

National Groundwater Association     

Prof. Geologists Licensing in Washington State                      http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/geologist/index.html

Guidelines for preparing Engr. Geology reports in WA            http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/geologist/georptguide.pdf


Misc._Science_and_Environmental_Science_Links

 

The New Scientist                                                                 http://www.newscientist.com/

Earthweek                                                                             http://www.earthweek.com/

WA Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility       http://www.peer.org/wapeer.html

Washington Environmental Council (WEC)                           http://www.wecprotects.org/Home/

People for Puget Sound                                                        http://www.pugetsound.org/

Puget Sound Partnership (form. Action Team)                     http://www.psp.wa.gov/ /

Women in Environment  



Geoscience_Societies
The Northwest Geological Society           Weblinks from the NWGS      
The Geological Society of America                                        http://www.geosociety.org/

The American Geological Institute                                          http://www.agiweb.org/

The American Geophysical Union                                         AGU Position statements      

The American Association of Engineering Geologists           http://www.aegweb.org

The Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG)                            http://www.awg.org/

AWG Pacific Northwest Chapter  

The Geological Society of the Oregon Country                      http://www.gsoc.org/



Hydrology

USGS water data                                                      http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis

USGS WA Water Science Center                              http://wa.water.usgs.gov/

USGS WA real-time water data                                 http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/current?type=flow

NRCS National Water and Climate Center                http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/     

CUAHSI Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences       Let's talk about water    


Monitoring Earth and Earth Systems
NOAA: Earth Systems Research Laboratory  
NASA Worldview —Interact with satellite data within hours of it being acquired
UNAVCO   

 
Natural_Hazards

Natural Hazards Center                                             http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/

UNESCO – Natural Hazards                                      http://www.unesco.org/science/disaster/index_disaster.shtml

 


Oceanography

Interactive Oceans, the Neptune Project

COSEE--Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence

Teaching Ocean Systems--SERC

Proceedings of a 2009 conference on Puget Sound shorelines and armoring

National Data Buoy Network   

NOAA view data   



Online journals


Sources of open-access scientific papers 

Earth's Future/AGU  

GSA Today  

Solid Earth   European Geosciences Union open access, peer-reviewed journals  




Pacific_Northwest_Links

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries         http://sarvis.dogami.state.or.us/

Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources            http://www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/Divisions/GER/Pages/home.aspx

USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO)                      http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (Univ. of WA)                 http://www.geophys.washington.edu/SEIS/PNSN/

GEOMAPNW The Pacific NW Center for Geologic Mapping Studies           http://geomapnw.ess.washington.edu/

Washington State Geology News  

Northwest Earth science listserv                                            http://list.shoreline.edu/mailman/listinfo/nwearthsci


 


Physical_Geography (See more sites under “Geography” in Pat Pringle’s geolinks, above)

Association of American Geographers                                   http://www.aag.org/

Physical Geography net                                                          http://www.geog.ouc.bc.ca/physgeog/home.html

Geography network                                                                 http://www.geographynetwork.com/

Terraserver                                                                             http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/

Topozone                                                                                http://www.topozone.com/

Google Earth                                                                           http://earth.google.com/index.html

    



Volcanoes  (find more volcanoes sites under “Volcanoes” in Pat Pringle’s geolinks, above)

USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (Vancouver WA)     http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/

USGS Volcano Hazards Program                                          http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/

Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism                              http://www.volcano.si.edu/

How volcanoes work                                                               http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/

Volcano world                                                                         http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network- volcanoes                    http://www.pnsn.org/volcanoes 

Mount Baker Volcano Research Center                                 http://mbvrc.wwu.edu/index.shtml

Volcanoes for kids

GR Code volcanoes page  This site kindly submitted by Carly Walter's class February 29, 2012 (Leap Day) 

MODVOLC near-realtime monitoring of global hot spots 
Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes facebook page   




Weather_and_Climate

See more links at Pat's Weather and Climate links

National Weather Service-Western Region               http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/         

NWS – glossary                                                          http://www.weather.gov/glossary/

National Weather Service-Seattle Forecast               http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew/  

University of WA Weather and Climate                      http://www.atmos.washington.edu/weather.html

University of WA Weather/Climate research             http://www.atmos.washington.edu/research.html

Chappell family weather station Centralia                  http://mywebpages.comcast.net/dchappell/weather/wx.htm

Weather Underground                                                http://www.wunderground.com/

Western Regional Climate Center (NOAA)                http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/

WRCC WA climate summaries (histories)                http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/summary/climsmwa.html

Spatial Climate Analysis System (PRISM)                 http://www.ocs.orst.edu/prism/

Realclimate—Climate Science                                  http://www.realclimate.org/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change             http://www.ipcc.ch/index.html

NRCS National Water and Climate Center                http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/

American Meteorological Society AMS          AMS Statement about Climage Change  

NASA Climate Change  

Office of the Washington State Climatologist    Line graphs of long-term averages and recent data for WA State  

 


Scientific Societies


National Academy of Sciences     Koshland Science Museum of NAS        Northwest Scientific Association          Northwest Scientific Association on Facebook   


Earth Sciences at Centralia College                          http://www.centralia.edu/academics/earthscience/index.html     



 

 


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