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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Are New Orleans’ post-Katrina flood defenses strong enough?

This 8.5 minute video from PBS Newshour explains the current situation in New Orleans. Experts examine the new man-made defenses, and look at the causes and impacts of delta erosion as well. - Lots of interesting Earth Science here.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Video of a Microburst near Tucson, AZ

To hear/see a TV meteorologist explain what causes a microburst CLICK HERE (Facebook). To learn more about what causes the air to get cold, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Very Cool Weather Video!

Its called "The Chase" - by Mike Olbinski (Thanks to Rick Dees for passing this on to me.)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Astronomy Interactives/Animations from U. of Nebraska

Here is an incredible collection of astronomy resources for you to examine (play with) in your spare time this summer. This motherlode of animations and interactives is provided by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. One of my favorites is their Planetary Orbit Simulator, which demonstrates Keppler's first and second laws of planetary motion. Be sure to play with the settings!

Also, here's another fun site that shows the current location of the planets. CLICK HERE to take a look. You can change the settings in the windows beneath the image. The site is developed and maintained by Chris Peat of Heavens-Above.

NOTE: This will be the last post for awhile. School is winding down and my days will soon be spent hiking, kayaking, etc. Have a great summer!

To view a convenient list of all the resources that have been posted on this "Earth Science Guy" blog site, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Watch the New Meteor Shower Friday Night (May 23)

This might be worth staying up for. This NASA ScienceCast video provides all the details. Hopefully the skies will be clear where you are. The shower will happen as Earth passes through debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR. Experts aren't sure whether it will be a dud or a magnificent event.