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American Geophysical Union (AGU)
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Phone: +1 202 462 6900
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AGU journals offer many ways to present research that expands beyond the printed page. Movies, animations, downloadable data tables, calculation worksheets, and three-dimensional models allow authors to demonstrate, rather than simply explain, scientific findings. These multimedia files and additional features are accessible through the navigation bar of the HTML and, depending on their relationship to the research being presented, are handled as Dynamic Content, or Auxiliary Material.

To learn more about these options:

Plugins & Applications

Acrobat Reader – from Adobe

Supported file formats:  PDF.

PDF is Adobe's Portable Document Format, a universal file format that preserves the fonts, images, graphics, and layout of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Acrobat Reader allows viewing and printing PDF files on a variety of hardware and operating system platforms.

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

Download an older version of Adobe Reader.

ChemScape Chime – from MDL

Supported file formats:  PDB.

Download Chime

Flash Player – from Macromedia

Supported file formats:  SWF, FLV.

Flash Player is free software for viewing rich content created with Macromedia Flash. Learn More at Adobe.

Get Macromedia Flash Player

Ghostscript and GSview

Supported file formats: EPS and PDF.

Ghostscript is a set of software that provides an “interpreter for the PostScript (TM) language, with the ability to convert PostScript language files to many raster formats, view them on displays, and print them on printers that don't have PostScript language capability built in.—

To obtain the appropriate release for your Operating System, go to Ghostscript.

IrfanView – by Irfan Skiljan

Supported file formats: TIFF, AVI, MP3, MOV, PSD, among others.

“IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.”

Get IrfanView

MathReader – from Wolfram Research

Supported file formats:  NB

MathReader is free software for viewing rich content created with Wolfram Research's Mathematica.

Download MathReader

RealPlayer – from real

Supported file formats:  RealAudio, RealVideo, MPEG, and WAV among others.

Download RealPlayer

SVG Viewer – from Adobe

Supported file formats:  SVG.

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a royalty-free vendor-neutral open recommendation developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). SVG files are not exclusively viewed with Adobe SVG Viewer. Other SVG viewers are freely available for download.

Download SVG Viewer

QuickTime Player – from Apple

Supported file formats:  MOV, MPEG, MP3, AVI, DV, WAV, AIFF, and FLC among others.

For a complete list visit QuickTime specifications see QuickTime Player Supported File Formats.

Get QuickTime free download

Windows Media Player – from Microsoft

Supported file formats: WMV, WMA, and ASF among others.

See the Guide to Windows Media File Extensions for more details.

Get Windows Media Player

Cosmo Player VRML Plugin

Supported file formats: WRL, VRML.

Download and Install the Cosmo Player VRML Plugin.

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