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Societies and Organizations
Over 90,000 maps.
Query form for the United States of and its territories.
Illustrates the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years.
Offers a variety of maps of America with different data.
Links to maps and USGS publications.
Provides dynamic mapping tools, data analysis and selection tools, ability to incorporate point, line, and polygon data sets, as well as tools like the Profile Maker, which is used to extract profiles between two arbitrary points on Earth.
Geochemistry of Rocks of the Oceans and Continents database, maintained by the Max Planck Institute.
Archives and distributes scientific data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements.
Data on current and historical earthquakes.
United States government geophysical data.
Data from the Department of Energy, including information on atmospheric radiation, climate-change, and radioactive elements.
A collection of open geospatial data hosted on Amazon's web servers. Contains: Landsat 8, NEXRAD, SpaceNet, NAIP (National Agricultural Imagery Program), Digital Elevation Models, GDELT, NASA Earth Exchange, OpenStreetMap, Sentinel-2, DigitalGlobe Open Data Program, MODIS, Functional Map of the World, GOES, and UK Met Office Weather Forecasts
A resource for anyone interested in paleontology, from the professional in the lab to the interested amateur scouting for fossils to the student in any classroom.
An international nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology; invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, and paleobotany.
Breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, technology, and more.
A public database of paleontological data that anyone can use, maintained by an international non-government group of paleontologists.
A series of paleogeographic and plate-tectonic reconstructions that illustrate the broad patterns of the Earth's structural history.
Focuses on encouraging everyone to learn about and enjoy the fascination of dinosaurs, and supporting the work of people engaged in forwarding the science of palaeontology.
Seeks to describe the diversity of extinct invertebrates and vertebrates, and explore the mechanisms driving their evolution and extinction.
Wonderful full text, electronic journal. Vol. 1, no. 1 (1998)-
Query, download, and analysis tools assembled by hundreds of paleontologists around the world.
An international society dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology geology.
Founded in 1952 to promote the study of sedimentology.
Links for online sources pertaining to sedimentology.
The largest and oldest constituent scientific body in the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Its primary objective is to precisely define global units (systems, series, and stages) of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart that, in turn, are the basis for the units (periods, epochs, and age) of the International Geologic Time Scale; thus setting global standards for the fundamental scale for expressing the history of the Earth.
The stratigraphy website from SEPM, the Society for Sedimentary Geology.
Via the University of Georgia's Stratigraphy Lab.
Statistics and information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.
An interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogists, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy, and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected datasets from other journals.
Unbiased science and information to increase understanding of ore formation, mineral potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.
Relevant earthquake science and information knowledge for reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from earthquakes through understanding of their characteristics and effects and by providing information and knowledge needed to mitigate these losses.
Focused on reducing long-term losses from landslide hazards by improving our understanding of the causes of ground failure and suggesting mitigation strategies.
Monitors and studies active and potentially active volcanoes, assesses their hazards, and conducts research on how volcanoes work.
Describes the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes.
Marine weather, space weather, aviation weather, fire weather, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, facts and figures, climate, forecast models, daily briefings
Provides the paleoclimatology data and information scientists need to understand natural climate variability and future climate change.
Provides infrastructure to integrate collections and inventories of marine data and allow for the directory, evaluation and access to data via web services to meet the needs of the whole ocean community.
Comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data.
Coastal and ocean resources from shorelines and estuaries to the continental shelf and deep sea, providing expertise, tools, products, and data that address and inform a broad array of resource challenges facing our nation.
World data service for geophysics.
Science, service, and stewardship to the rapidly changing Arctic region, its inhabitants, and the Nation.
Live Webcasts, stories, features, and notes from the field about scientific life in Antarctica.
Manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.
Works with partners to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability.