Tennessee Geographic Alliance

2/15: Earth Science Sites of the Week

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Courtesy of Mark Francek

Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies

Central Michigan University

Environment

General

ADOLESCENT SMARTPHONE USE

“This study aims to evaluate the association between smartphone use and suicide attempts, independent of possible confounders, including conflicts with family/friends and poor academic performance due to smartphone use.”

THE REAL PROCESS OF SCIENCE

“The process of science, as represented here, is the opposite of "cookbook". In contrast to the linear steps of the simplified scientific method, this process is non-linear:”

FINDING PURPOSE AND PROFIT IN THE BOTTOM LINE

“Companies increasingly see that smart decisions for the planet are also smart business choices"

geosphere

RAW VELVET MALACHITE
COMPARING U.S. CITY STREET ORIENTATIONS

“This post is adapted from this research paper that you can read/cite for more info. It analyzes and visualizes 100 cities around the world.”

Space

ᴴᴰ Full Onboard Re-entry into Earth's Atmosphere ● New NASA Spacecraft

Water

MESSMIRIZING OCEAN WAVE

Slow motion video of an ocean wave.

Weather

TYPES OF LIGHTNING BOLTS

“Lightning comes in different flavors. Experts have yet to understand all the bolts’ behavior: here are the principal known types of bolts.”

Crazy roll cloud over Lake Michigan
DIURNAL MOTION OF SUN INTERACTIVE

Video that shows the changing view of the sky seen as Earth rotates on an axis.