Useful links for ESC 1000

Web resources associated with textbook:

Note-the book website has links to many useful sites as well....

Interesting links by topic:

Mars exploration:
Mars rovers program (with new pictures)
Mars exploration program

Mineralogical Society of America
Webmineral (good database of all mineral species with pictures)
Mindat (good database of all mineral species with pictures)

Gemstones and diamonds:
Gemological Institute of America Gemstone discovery
Blue Nile Diamonds
American Museum of Natural History Virtual Diamond Exhibit
Gemological Institute of America's How to Buy a Diamond Course (not comprehensive for minerals, but nice section on gemstones)

Weekly Volcano Alert (USGS/Smithsonia Institution)
Current updates on U.S. Volcanoes
USGS Volcano site

World Gold Council
The Gold Institute
California Gold Rush Exhibit at Oakland Museum

Forensic Geology:
Raymond Murray's site (the king of modern forensic geology)
J.D. Rogers Forensic Geology page at U. Missouri-Rolla

USGS Earthquake site
Nuclear Explosion monitoring
UF seismic station data (updated every 10 minutes)

Earth's magnetic field:
NOAA geomagnetism page (includes declination calculator)

Geology of National Parks:
National Park Service site about geology in the parks

Hubble Space Telescope site
The Nine Planets Site
Solar Views Image Server
Deep Sky Atlas

Meteorites and Impacts:
New England Meteoritics Site
Meteorites and Their Properties
Interactive Map of Terrestrial Impact Craters
Terrestrial Impact Craters Images

Historical Geology/History of Life/Dinosaurs:
UC-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology History of Life site (includes tectonic and geologic events)
UCMP's Dinosaur Links

Relative Age Dating Exercises:
Rich Harwood at Black Hawk Community College

Weather Channel
Weather Underground