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  • Learn about earthquake monitoring in Australia through a visit to the National Earthquake Alerts Centre. Earthquakes are geological events that are detected by a network of seismometers; each 'station' sends seismic information for analysis and checking by seismologists who are on duty 24/7. We learn about the types of wave forms (primary, secondary and surface) and the sequence of events in the Centre when an earthquake is detected; the measurements made such as magnitude are then published on the earthquakes@GA webpage.

  • Fossil shells can tell us about past environments. This video presents examples of shell fossils that help us to understand where oceans were located in Australia millions of years ago. The shells lived in shallow marine environments before they died and became part of the rocks formed from sand and silt at the bottom of the water. Brachiopods from Woolshed Creek in Canberra and a large spiral shell from the Nullarbor Plain are showcased along with an elevation map of Australia.

  • Have you ever wondered what lava looks like when it cools down? This short video introduces rocks from volcanoes and their features using some of the samples in the Geoscience Australia Education Centre. Viewers are shown different types of lava rock, bombs, obsidian and pumice. The video is suitable for middle primary and older students as well as a general audience; it introduces some technical terms and uses samples available for school students to handle during visits to the Centre.

  • This web service provides links to access pictures and documents for any geological or geophysical feature data that are delivered by complementary feature services for these data, including but not limited to: boreholes, field sites, structures, stratigraphic units, samples, mines, mineral deposits and mineral occurrences, along with descriptions of those objects.

  • The product includes: • A collection of digital files (photographs, documents, maps, cross sections, sketches, etc) stored in cloud-hosted repository. • Oracle database tables linking the files to geological features and samples described in GA’s scientific databases (including but not limited to boreholes, samples, field sites, geological provinces, stratigraphic units, samples, mines, mineral deposits, isotopes, and mineral occurrences) • WMS and WFS web services which deliver the link to other Geoscience Australia geological feature web services.

  • Australia is a unique continent. This short video introduces the physical geography of Australia using a colourful topographic map. Viewers are shown the three major physical regions of the continent, the lack of large mountains and consider why relatively few people live in Australia given its size.

  • Learn about studying fossils (palaeontology) in this behind-the-scenes visit to the Commonwealth Palaeontological Collection. The formation of fossils is explained and different types of fossils are shown. The collection contains thousands of specimens including microscopic organisms called Foraminifera. Viewers learn that there are many scientific uses of fossils and this collection is a resource that scientists continue to study today.

  • This is a collection of multimedia products of data visualisations showing sea floor terrain in the MH370 search area and associated public communications regarding the search and Phase 1 data release. The video flythroughs and data visualisations were developed from a sample of bathymetric data from Phase 1 collected as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. This includes all visualisations (images and videos) used in the 'Data behind the search for MH370' Story Map. This also contains the translated versions of the MH370 Story Map on ESRIOnline ("the Data behind the search for MH370") into Malay and Chinese.

  • This web service provides links to access pictures and documents for any geological or geophysical feature data that are delivered by complementary feature services for these data, including but not limited to: boreholes, field sites, structures, stratigraphic units, samples, mines, mineral deposits and mineral occurrences, along with descriptions of those objects.