10 Earth Science Animations

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Water Vapor Satellite Loop
HUGE FILE! (16+MB) May take a few minutes to download. 151 frames! Dates: 5/8/06 to 5/12/06

Doppler Effect Movie
Video showing the Doppler effect of a car driving by and the subsequent change in pitch.

Finding Polaris
Once you are able to identify the North Star, you will be able to find North. Simply trace a line from the star to the horizon, and that is North. To your right is East, straight behind you is South, and to your left is West.

Lunar Distance With Phases
Animation of moon phases in Earth and space views.

Cloud Locations For A Year Over The Earth [LARGE FILE]
Shows upper level atmospheric moisture patterns over the entire earth throughout the entire year. 40MB FILE

ESRT - Interactive P & S Wave Chart
Click and drag the lines and ruler to make this chart easy to understand!

Hurricane Rita Infrared Satellite Animation
This is the storm track of Hurricane Rita. Rita caused $10 billion in damage on the U.S. Gulf Coast in September 2005. LARGE FILE!

Hurricane Rita Water Vapor Animation
This is the storm track of Hurricane Rita. Rita caused $10 billion in damage on the U.S. Gulf Coast in September 2005. LARGE FILE!

Density Equation
A nice flash to help students learn the density equation.

4 Seasons
Designed to use the keyboard to change parameters, this view of the earth around the sun is intended to describe to students what is mean by Oblate sphereoid, eccentricity, axis or rotation and even which direction the earth spins and how you