GEO. Virtual Reality
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The links have been arranged according to the Dewey Classification System but in addition have been marked with one of the following symbols:
|virtual exhibition||simulated situation|
|virtual field trip||radio/TV broadcast|
Dewey Decimal Classification numbers (Edition 21, copyright 1996 by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Forest Press) displayed on the World Wide Web by permission.
Dewey classified Virtual Reality Links
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and allied sciences|
530Physics|540Chemistry and allied sciences|
600Technology|620Engineering and allied sciences|660Chemical engineering|900Geography. History.
500 Natural sciences and mathematics
Astronomy and allied sciences
New extrasolar planets (SF Exploratorium): Realaudio interview on the discovery of a planet orbiting Pegasus 51 star.
- 523.4 Planets
Anaglyph 3-D Stereo Archive (Pathfinder images) - 3-D images using red/blue technique (you need red/blue glasses). Good images of landscape and boulders.
Live from MarsVideo Components - (Internet services) - as part of these Live from Mars web site´s live TV programmes, there will be realaudio broadcasts on Internet.
Mars Pathfinder -Virtual Reality Models and Animations of the Pathfinder Mission (JPL/Silicon Graphics) - VRML views enable you to pan scenery on Mars, giving a very realistic impression as well as helping you to get your bearings on the planet.. You will need a browser that supports VRML or a plugin. See Platinum for help on this.
Life the Universe and the electron (Science Museum, London with Institute of Physics) - on-line exhibition dealing with the electron from many viewpoints. history of discovery, atomic structure, practical uses and more. Mainly physics orientated.
540 Chemistry and allied sciences
Making Matter - The atomic structure of materials (Hewatt-Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, Sviss) - account of structural crystallography building to large extent on VRML images. Stunning and effective 3-D realism. You will need Cosmo Player for this. Nothing will increase your understanding of crystal structure as well as this.
- 551.2 Volcanoes, earthquakes, thermal waters and gases
Asama Volcano Japan (HAYAKAWA, SHIRAO and HAYAKAWA) virtual field trip - good example of strato volcano from Japan.
JASON VI- Island Earth. Island Earth. Visits to volcanoes and observatory on Hawaii. More at primary than secondary level
Stromboli - Virtually climb Stromboli! ( Jürg Alean and Roberto Carniel (Stromboli on line) - short and longer versions of a climb to the top, with geological features (+ more if you want). Map included
Take a Tour of Loihi (Hawaiin Center for Volcanology) - interactive virtual tour shows maps, rocks and wildlife of Hawaii's newest volcano - which is under sea level
- 551.22 Earthquakes
ANIMATIONS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES M 4.5 and greater, from January 1932 through December 1997. Gives a very visual idea of the frequency of earthquakes.
Loma Prieta earthquake Ca.(J Marshall, D Orange, and A Hochstaedter; UCSC) - concise virtual field trip showing damage following the 1989 earthquake. Also gives info. on tectonic background.
Hokkaido earthquake-generated tsunami (Takeyuki Takahashi of the Disaster Control Research Center, Tohoku University, Japan) - (2 MB) - hows the initial water-surface profile over the source area and the subsequent wave propagation away from the source.
Quake View (Univ. of Michigan) - interactive seismological center to view earthquakes through seismogram displays, tutorials and tools for data analysis
The Tech museum (Ca) - earthquakes. A very simple but useful account of earthquake causes, measuring and wave types. Uses a "next" button approach, but the entire "lesson" is not too long. A useful overview of the entire subject at school level.
Virtual Earthquake (Electronic desk top project, Ca. State Univ.) - a simulation requires you to calculate the epicentre of an earthquake from P and S wave measurements.
- 551.3 Surface and exogenous processes and their agents
- 551.4 Geomorphology and hydrosphere
- 551.46 Hydrosphere Oceanography
Ocean Planet- Virtual exhibition.
JASON VII- Adapting to a Changing Sea. JASON project about climatic change and effects on coral reefs in the Florida area. More primary than secondary level.
Mid ocean ridge virtual field trip (Prof. W. Prothero Univ. of California, Santa Barbara) part of Oceanography pages at Dept of Geological Sciences- simulated views of Mid ocean ridge at various locations. Includes smokers.(hot spring emission). Uses Quicktime.
- 551.5 Meteorology
551.7 Historical geology
Extinction and the K-T boundary (Royal Tyrrell Museum, Can.) - virtual exhibit of the end of the dinosaurs and other life 65 million years ago.
Virtual dating (Electronic desk top project, Ca. State Univ.) - Here you'll learn how geologists and archeologists date rocks and ancient artifacts. This activity includes a section about radiocarbon (Carbon-14) dating.
Paleontology and paleozoology
Dinosaur Hall (Royal Tyrrell Museum, Can.) - good views of the main representative types of dinosaur.
Inside the Russian Paleontological Institute Joint project promoting exchange between Moscow's Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academyof Sciences (PIN) and the University of California Museum of Paleontology(UCMP) . Many exciting images of exhibits, including Pleistocene mammoths (frozen fossils)
Palentology without walls (UC., Berkeley ) series of virtual exhibits which are: Phylogeny -- the "family tree" of life. Geological Time -- the temporal existence of groups of organisms. Evolutionary Thought -- evolutionary topics and scientists in their historical context
Life sciences and Biology
Royal Tyrrell Museum -VIRTUAL TOUR (Alberta Can.) - this is an excellent way of going through geological time and seeing the evolution of life as revealed by fossils. Also useful accounts of fossil study methods in general and necessary related topics such as continental drift. Possibly the quickest way is to use the "sequential list".
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
The Tech Museum (Ca) - satellites - a virtual museum dealing with all aspects of satellites -Communications,Earth Remote Sensing,Weather, Global Positioning, Scientific Research. The level is simple but very useful
Engineering and allied operations
660 Chemical engineering
900 Geography, History.
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