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Rocks, Minerals and Erosion
Clickview Landforms and Landscapes Folder
ABC SPLASH : Landscapes and landforms
Australian landforms and their history
Australia is a land of geological contradictions with some of the oldest features in the world alongside rocks which are in the process of formation. The continent is home to rocks dating from more than 3000 million years while others are the result of volcanic activity which continued up to only a few thousand years ago
Topography is a term that refers to the characteristics of land in terms of slope, elevation and orientation. The study of topography is crucial in gaining an understanding of the land and its uses.
Heard and McDonald Islands
Heard Island and nearby McDonald Islands are located 4100 kilometres southwest of Perth, Western Australia, and about 1500 kilometres north of Antarctica. The islands are home to Australia's only active volcanoes.
Tsunami facts and information from the Bureau of Meteorology ( What is a Tsunami, the physics of a tsunami, what happens to a tsunami as it approaches land, How are tsunamis measured or observed and The Indian Ocean tsunami of 26th December 2004)
Tsunami (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Includes basic information, educational sites and animations of Tsunamis.
Tsunami : Australian Government Geoscience Australia (Basics, capabilities, offshore hazards)