Open Questions: Earth Science

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Climatology and global warming

Deep structure of the Earth

Plate tectonics

Earthquakes and seismology

Mass extinctions

Geologic history of the Earth

Oceanography

Earth's magnetic field


Recommended references: Web sites

Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles

Recommended references: Books



Recommended references: Web sites

Site indexes

Open Directory Project: Earth Sciences
Categorized and annotated links. A version of this list is at Google, with entries sorted in "page rank" order. May also be found at Netscape.
The Virtual Library: Earth Science
Categroized, annotated list of links.
Yahoo Earth Sciences Links
Annotated list of links.
Galaxy: Geosciences
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations.
Galaxy: Earth Science
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations.
Websurfers Biweekly Earth Science Review (WBESR)
A large collection of site reviews and links to more than 3000 Earth science Web sites. A special section is provided for links that may be useful to teachers in grades K-12.

Sites with general resources

Geologylink
The site is an impressive collection of geology resources, sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Company. Features include news, general external links, links to online courses, and a glossary.
Destination: Earth
Official Web site for NASA's Earth Science Enterprise. Extensive information on all aspects of NASA's Earth sciences programs.
Earth sciences@nature.com
A portal to relevant Nature Publishing Group resouces in the field of earth sciences.

Surveys, overviews, tutorials

BBC Learning: Nature Websites
Directory to a number of Web sites developed by the BBC on various topics releated to Earth sciences, such as climate change and the environment.

Ask an expert

Galaxy: Earth Science Expert Links
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations.
USGS: Ask-A-Geologist
U. S. Geological Survey page that provides instructions on how to send questions by email for response by a USGS geologist.


Online books and lecture notes

MIT OpenCourseWare: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Course materials provided by the MIT OpenCourseWare project. New courses are continually added. Detailed lecture notes and additional materials such as problem sets are provided for some, but not all, courses.


Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles


Recommended references: Books


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