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Hawaiian Hot Spot
How did the Hawaiian Islands Form? The power of a moving plate over a stationary hot spot.Gifts That Rock
Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the store?Storm Surge
Storm Surge can be the most damaging and deadly aspect of a hurricane.Deepest Ocean Trench
Deepest Part of the Ocean The Mariana Trench is the deepest point in the ocean.Arctic Ocean Seafloor
Arctic Ocean Seafloor Map The ridges, basins, shelves and rifts defining the Arctic seafloor.Tsunami Causes
What Causes a Tsunami? Learn how plate motions trigger earthquakes and tsunamis.Sand Photography
A Gallery of Sand Sand from around the world photographed by Dr. Gary Greenberg.Sand
Sand is a diverse material. This gallery includes photos of sand from around the world.Geology Tools
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.Atlantic Tsunamis
Atlantic Ocean Tsunamis Rare events that can cause damage and threaten millions of people.Loihi Seamount
Loihi Seamount is a submarine volcano that could become an island in the Hawaiian Chain.Pacific Tsunamis
Pacific Ocean Tsunamis Surrounded by plate boundaries, that can produce tsunami.Who Owns The Arctic?
Who Owns The Arctic? USGS estimates that 25% of all new oil & gas will be found in the Arctic.Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage can now being used in summer and fall for commercial shipping.Arctic Ocean Map
Arctic Ocean Map A physical map of the Arctic Ocean.Draw Plate Tectonics
Teaching Plate Tectonics with easy-to-draw illustrations. Students love to draw.Bathyscaphe Trieste
Bathyscaphe Trieste Diving to the deepest part of the ocean in 1960.Indian Ocean Tsunamis
Indian Ocean Tsunamis Deadly tsunamis triggered by earthquakes and volcanoes.