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North Seattle Community College's
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 101
Instructor:  Tom Braziunas

  Web Resources

Links to web sites of immediate interest will be displayed here.  If significant geology-related events take place during the quarter, we will provide links to pertinent information here.   Please share any web links which you find especially valuable.

TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS:

Click on the links to a topographic map and a topographic profile on this geology  class website.  This is exactly what we need to do to complete the map exercise on page 18 of our lab manual.  (If you have 3-D glasses, the 3-D view is really cool too!)   http://www.geneseo.edu/~brennan/gsci100/TOPO.HTM  

Scroll down to the two figures near the bottom of this webpage from another geology class.  You will see the relationship between a topographic map, a line of section (the A-B line) drawn on the map, and a topographic profile (representing the elevation changes along the A-B line).  http://www.geog.ouc.bc.ca/physgeog/contents/2d.html

A nice U.S.G.S. website on topographic maps:
http://mac.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/booklets/symbols/index.html

Topographic maps of Seattle and other areas:
http://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/fun/bingo.htm

MINERAL GALLERIES:

DA service of Amethyst Galleries,Inc.,
This online gallery is part of a commercial website by Amethyst Galleries, Inc.  It has excellent information and images showing the properties and chemistry of many minerals:
 http://mineral.galleries.com/ 

EARTHQUAKE-AND TSUNAMI-RELATED:

"This Dynamic Earth" is a wonderful resource on the relationships of plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes by the USGS:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html
4C
http://geology.usgs.gov/pdf/planet.pdf

Current earthquake information:
http://neic.usgs.gov/
4
A

Tsunami information:
http://www.mjjsales.com/articles/what-is-a-tsunami.html (Contribution by Mrs. Morgan Suzies)
http://www.ess.washington.edu/tsunami/index.html 4D
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/tsunami/

Pacific Northwest Earthquakes and Tsunami information:
http://spike.geophys.washington.edu/SEIS/PNSN/
6B
http://www.ess.washington.edu/

Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami information:
http://www.andaman.org/mapstsunami/tsunami.htm 5A
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Quakes/usslav.htm  4B
http://iri.columbia.edu/~lareef/tsunami/
http://waveofdestruction.org/

http://www.dhisoftware.com/general/News/Tsunami/
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=12645

Amateur video footage of the Sumatra Tsunami on 12/26/04:
http://www.waxy.org/archive/2004/12/28/amateur_.shtml 5B

Details and graphics on the 6.8-magnitude Nisqually Earthquake that occurred in this area on February 28, 2001: 
http://maximus.ce.washington.edu/~nisqually/ 
3A/B
http://spike.geophys.washington.edu/SEIS/EQ_Special/WEBDIR_01022818543p/welcome.html
http://www.seismo.berkeley.edu/seismo/eqw/eqw_01.02.28.html
 http://peer.berkeley.edu/nisqually/geotech/

The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964:
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/64quake.htm

Information on the 1700 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami:
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/prepare/factsheets/PacNW/
7
A
http://www.pgc.nrcan.gc.ca/press/index_e.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascadia_Earthquake
6
A

VOLCANO-RELATED:

Volcanoes (including movies of eruptions):  http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/

Mt. St. Helens eruptive activity (contribution by Tom Prigmore):  http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/msh/subsequent.html

Mt. St. Helens general information (contribution by Catherine Hubert):  Mt. St. Helens eruptive activity (contribution by Tom Prigmore):  http://mountsthelens-awesome.com

PACIFIC NORTHWEST GEOLOGY:

Columbia River Basalts, Missoula Floods, Cascade Range, and the Columbia Gorge: 
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia/main.htm

Geology of the Spokane area:
http://www.scc.spokane.cc.wa.us/ABuddington/vft1/default.htm

STRIKE AND DIP:

An interactive website on which you can change strike and dip and see how they relate to the three-dimensional appearance of a geologic feature: 
http://www.visualentities.com/applets/blockdiagram.htm

Other excellent websites that show strike-and-dip:
http://courses.unt.edu/hwilliams/images/strike.htm

Drawings to help explain the structure lab:
Tom's Sketches

DINOSAURS:

The Tyrrell Museum website we used to access to complete Virtual Field Trip 2 in the lab manual has been updated and no longer has the information we need.  Here is another website recommended by classmates: 
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/index.html

GEOLOGY VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS:

A website with many good links for the United States and Canada:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/geo/onlineguides.html

North Cascades geologic maps:
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/wgmt/pacnw/nc/index.html

 

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