Google Earth Resources

ABOUT THIS PAGE

We have been experimenting with Google Earth as a tool for education and lecturing. On this page one can find some movies we have made (still in progress, so check back) as well as (hopefully soon) Google Earth kmz files of our research, field work and other interests.

Several people have participated in the making of the movies.

Edward Marshall is a high school student from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. He came to work in Douglas Toomey's lab during January 2007 for his Junior Project. The Junior Project is an assignment where students from Germantown Friends School leave campus during January to pursue their interests. While visiting Oregon, Edward worked on two tasks, making Google Earth movies for Doug, and learning about seismology in order to work on data that Emilie Hooft and Bryndis Brandisdottir collected from the Kolbeinsy ridge north of Iceland. Edward will return in August 2007 to continue his work.

VIEWING MOVIES REQUIRES QUICKTIME 7.


Earth Spin with Tectonic Plates

Earth relief with tectonic plates fading in and out. Smithsonian data base of known volcanos shown as red triangles. (35 MB; high res; approx 4 minutes long). Very high resolution, looks great on a mac cinema display. Lower resolution versions available.


Earth Spin

Earth relief on a spinning globe. Smithsonian data base of known volcanos shown as red triangles. (23 MB; high res; approx 4 minutes long). Very high resolution, looks great on a mac cinema display. Lower resolution versions available.


EPR Fly In

HIGH RESOLUTION VERSION

Fly in to the Northern East Pacific Rise near 9ºN. Topographic data from GeoMapApp. (13.4 MB; high res). Very high resolution, looks great on a mac cinema display. Lower resolution versions available.

LOW RESOLUTION VERSION


Mid Atlantic Ridge Fly Over

Flying over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from Iceland to the Bouvet Triple Junction. (6.6 MB; good res).


Juan de Fuca/Endeavour Fly in

Fly in to the Endeavour Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Topographic data from GeoMapApp. (3.6 MB; good res).

 

Toomey's Site

DEPARTMENT OF Geological Sciences, University of Oregon