IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) hosts and distributes a new computer display system, Active Earth Monitor. Designed for K-12 schools, museums, visitor centers and libraries, Active Earth Monitor provides an interactive environment for learning earth science topics.
From IRIS’s description, “All Active Earth Monitor content can be interactive using a touch screen, mouse or trackball. The General Seismicity content can also be displayed as rotating non-interactive content using a standard monitor.”
Current topics include: Basin & Range, Cascadia, New Madrid, and General Seismicity.
Active Earth Monitor promises to be a powerful tool for visualizing Earth science processes. Anyone with a computer, monitor, good internet connection, and desire to share information can establish their own Active Earth Monitor. Give it a look.