This page will be updated at frequent intervals as we accumulate more web links. If you know of any links that you feel would be valuable to the Geology Department, please e-mail them to Marilyn Frederick.
- National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center. From NOAA, this is the site to go to for the latest, accurate information on active tropical storms and hurricanes and is the main educational portal.
- FEMA-What is a Hurricane? Simple summary page with links for emergency response.
- UNISYS Storm Tracking. Useful resource to see hurricane tracks by year. From the main page, information about other storms as well.
- Names of Cyclones. Ever wonder where the names come from? Here is a site with all the information you need.
Rocks and Minerals
- Foss Web. Database of images for common rocks.
- Web Mineral. Great resource for information and images of minerals.
- USGS Earthquake Hazards Program. The main source for current and historical earthquakes in the United States, though coverage of earthquakes is global.
- IRIS global seismic monitor. Shows locations of earthquakes globally over the last five years. Great resource for current earthquakes and you can link to see seismometers around the world.
- Virtual Earthquake. A website designed to teach the fundamentals of earthquakes and seismology. This is used in the Principles of Geology (GEO 111) class at Gustavus.
- Hawaii center for volcanology. Learn about current volcano info in Hawaii plus visit the photo gallery!
Graduate Schools in Geology
- UW Department of Geology and Geophysics. Information about geology courses, research programs and the Geology Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- UW Quaternary Research homepage. Information about graduate and undergraduate research in Quaternary geology, glacial geology and geomorphology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- University Courses on Svalbard. This is the homepage of UNIS, a research and education institute in Longyearbyen, Norway, located above N 78° latitude. International students can apply to take courses and/or participate in research on Svalbard.
- Northern Arizona University School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability. Information about graduate and undergraduate opportunities in Geology at NAU.
- Geological Society of America (GSA). Homepage of the GSA; this contains links to meetings, publications, grants, members and information for students from the GSA.
- American Geophysical Union. Homepage of the AGU, the largest society of geoscientists in the world. This site contains links to meetings, publications, grants, members and information for students from the GSA.
- GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology homepage. The QG&G is the second largest division of the GSA. This site contains information about Quaternary research by GSA members, funding opportunities and activities of the GSA.
- American Quaternary Association. The AMQUA is a small society of geoscientists that studies many aspects of the Quaternary Period. This site contains information about upcoming meetings, benefits of membership, job opportunities and announcements of the AMQUA.
- The International Union for Quaternary Research. The INQUA is similar to AMQUA, but includes a much broader membership that spans the globe.
- Association for Women Geoscientists. An organization for women geoscientists to promote participation of women within the geosciences and future careers.
- U.S. Geological Survey homepage. The "Gateway" into the major federal office for geological resources.
- National Water and Climate Center. The USDA maintains this website that contains information, links and data about recent climate change, particularly in the western U.S.
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- GIS data depot. This site contains abundant GIS data from around the world, although most available data are from the U.S.
- Minnesota GIS data. Site supported by the Minnesota DNR, digital elevation models can be downloaded for free.
- NOAA GLOBE project homepage. The national elevation dataset, large-scale digital elevation models can be retrieved here.
- University of Washington's CALIB 14C calibration program. A web-based program supported by the U of W that converts radiocarbon ages into calendar-year ages.
- Visualizing Topography. This site is designed by a Stephen Reynolds (Arizona State University) and provides several practice exercises for interpreting topographic maps.
- Global paleogeography (Blakley). Sweet reconstructions of paleogeography maps for any time period
- Global tectonic reconstructions (Blakey). More reconstructions of paleotectonics displaying plates, oceans, ridges, subduction zones and mountain belts for most time periods
- Intelligent Design from a different point of view. Interesting arguments in favor of intelligent design, focusing on the flying spaghetti monster—and pirates.
- The Paleontology Portal. Fairly new website that serves as a ‘one-stop’ source for paleontology.
- PaleoNet. A good source for information on paleontology careers and links.
- The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. This is the website for the group that provides stewardship for the Burgess Shale.
- Smithsonian Institute Burgess Shale pages. Brief information from the museum with the major holdings of the early expeditions. Excellent drawings and fossil photos.
- UC Berkeley’s Pages on the Burgess Shale. A solid review from the UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology and includes some links and maps.
- The Journal of Petrology. The official website of the journal.
- Andrea Koziol’s Links. Many, many links of web resources for Mineralogy and Petrology. Happy hunting!
- SERC Teaching Petrology. An excellent resource for the teaching of petrology. Many helpful tools.
- Minerals under the Microscope. Nice class note from an optical mineralogy course. Good information in brief, review format.
- Microscopy-UK. Website for a British organization of microscopists.
- Nikon’s Microscopy U. A great site with a wealth of information on the microscope. If you only look at one site, this is the one...
- Olympus Microscopy Resource Center. ...or this one, from Olympus. Another excellent site with a wealth of information. Cool Java tutorials!
- Geology dictionary. Tons of geology terms answered here!