Since 3/3/2009







Topography/Bathymetry Descriptions

Global sea/land topography

1 arc-minute global relief model (ETOPO1)

World maps and satellite images Interactive world maps and satellite photos

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

GEBCO GEneral Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans
Marine Geoscience Data Data including Anarctic Bathymetry, MARGINS, Rdige2000, Ridge Bathymetry, Seismic profiles
NGDC National Geophysical Data Center
Google Earth Free Satellite images
Google Maps Satellite images and roads (select Hybrid on the upper right corner)
Mars image Surface images of Mars from Mars Orbiter Camera

Geologic and other maps


Geologic maps of the world



World free-air gravity maps and raw data Sandwell and Smith (2003) version 11.2 (1 or 2 minute resolution, 72 S to 72N)
Geoid Earth Gravitational Model (EGM2008), WGS84 version
International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF) The latest version (10th generation in 2005) of a standard mathematical description of the Earth's main magnetic field

Earthquake Catalogs/Focal Mechanism

BATS Broadband Array in Taiwan for Seismology


Council of the National Seismic System


Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

USGS: Earthquake Hazards Program or Site2



Digital Strong-Motion Seismograph Network, Japan

Global CMT catalogue

Global Centroid-Moment-Tensor (CMT) Project at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Plate boundaries


NUVEL 1:   nuvel_1_plates

Separate plates in multi-segment format


A project of University of Texas at Austin


Reconstruction of tectonic plates through geologic time

Stress/Active Tectonics


World Stress Map

NASA Digital Tectonic Activity Map Maps showing tectonic activity of the earth for the past 1 million years
Photo/image Gallery  
GeoDIL A Geoscience Digital Image Library
National Archive of Geological Photographs
A service provided by British Geological Survey
Earth Science World Image Bank A service provided by American Geological Institute
Satellite Image Gallery USGS
Earth Observatory NASA
Google images  
Sedimentary Databases  
ODP borehole data Wireline logging data for ODP boreholes around the world ocean
PaleoStrat A database for paleontology and sedimentary geology
Paleobioloty Database Database for Paleobiology
CHRONOS Earth history databases
USGS World Energy Project Petroleum geology for world petroleum provinces

Sediment Thickness

Open file 3039 "A digital compilation of depth to basement and sediment thickness for the North Atlantic and adjacent coastal land areas" (README, 3SMAC.2v6.tar.Z)

Global Heat Flow Global heat flow database by International heat flow commission
DLESE Digital Library for Earth Sciences Education
GEON Cyberinfrastructure for the Geosciences
Hotspot locations  
Palaeomagnetic Database Containing published palaeomagnetic poles and directions
Paleoclimatology Data Past climate and environment data organised by different proxy data types (NCDC)
Global Vlocanism Program Worldwide Holocene volcano and eruption information
Geochemistry of igneous rocks  

Global Gazetteer

Digital database with geographic coordinates of global cities and towns


Basin Research Group
Last modified 9/19/2005 Copyright (c) 2005 Earth Sciences. NCU, All rights reserved.