The simulators, 3-D models, images, animations, data, and diagrams in this Web site help audiences understand the science behind the earth’s most violent natural events.

Drawing on the rich resources and expertise of National Geographic, this companion site to the IMAX film of the same name dissects the causes of volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. A lab section for each force of nature utilizes 3-D models, illustrations, animations, and diagrams to explore where each phenomenon occurs, what causes them, and how they are measured or classified. At the end of each lab a special interactive lets visitors control the variables that cause each force in order to create their own volcanos, tornados, hurricanes, or earthquakes. Visitors can view images from historical examples in the case studies section and plot when and where they occurred in the map feature.

For complete project credits visit: secondstory.com/portfolio/works/forces-of-nature

National Geographic Society

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