Cathy Manduca wrote:
> Here are a variety of approaches to this:
> and here is a visualizaiton of model data:
> On Mar 4, 2008, at 3:01 PM, Eric J. Pyle wrote:
>> If you wish to see an idealized version (without the influence of the
>> solar wind), you can use Celestia with the magnetic field add-on.
>> The basic program can be found at http://www.shatters.net/celestia
>> and the addon at http://www.celestiamotherlode.com. There are a
>> couple of tweaks to the add-on that allow you to show (or not)
>> various field lines and particle pathways.
>> Eric Pyle
>> ---- Original message ----
>> *Date:* Tue, 4 Mar 2008 12:13:30 -0800
>> *From:* Tom-Pierre Frappé <[log in to unmask]
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>> *Subject:* good visualizations of the Earth's magnetic field?
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
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>> >Hi all,
>> >I am teaching an online course ( university level, 3rd year). My
>> >students are having a lot of difficulty visualizing the geomagnetic
>> >field, and making sense of how the declination/inclination changes
>> >Does anyone knows of good online visualization for the magnetic
>> field of
>> >the Earth?
>> >3D would be best, and interactive simulations would be ideal, but I
>> >might be wishing for the moon... you can email me your
>> suggestions off
>> >list, I'll compile them and send a summary back to the list-serve.
>> >many thanks for your suggestions!
>> >Tom-Pierre Frappé
>> >EOS-Science Education Initiative / ECAC & EOSC114 Administrator
>> >Dept. Earth and Ocean Sciences
>> >University of British Columbia
>> >6339 Stores Road
>> >Vancouver, B.C.
>> >V6T 1Z4, Canada
>> >fax: (604)822-6047
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> Dr. Cathryn A Manduca
> Director, Science Education Resource Center
> Executive Director, National Association of Geoscience Teachers
> Carleton College
> Northfield, MN 55057
> 507 646-7096
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University of British Columbia
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V6T 1Z4, Canada
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