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This website houses a vast collection of photographs which illustrate earth surface processes. The photos are grouped into categories: 'Alluvial Plain Deposits and Human Transformations of Land Surfaces', 'Dunes', 'Coastal Zones and Volcanoes', 'Glaciers and Valleys', 'Desert Pavement/Varnish and Weathering Features', 'Flood Deposits', 'Coasts and Rain', 'More Coasts', 'Tidal Flats and Miscellaneous', ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Geology
 
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This dictionary consists of acronyms and abbreviations used in Quaternary studies. It includes abbreviations for societies, projects, government agencies, and identifiers for radiocarbon and American Meteorological Society (AMS) laboratories and museum collections. It also includes some often-encountered abbreviations for geographic entities, such as Canadian Provinces, United States states, and countries. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This is a course handout to accompany the discussion of sedimentary depositional environments. Facies are defined as all of the characteristics of a particular rock unit. The effects of transgressions and regressions on depositional environments are discussed with reference to fluctuations in sea level. These effects are then related to Walther's Law. Diagrams display facies change, and transgressive ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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This is a course handout that accompanies the discussion of the origin of sedimentary rocks. Topics include depositional tectonic settings, texture as an indicator of energy levels in the depositional environment, interpretation of various sandstones, and the influences of paleoclimate and source area lithology. Photos depict grain size and texture. Links are provided to the online Physical Geology ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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Sedimentary Rocks is a course handout that accompanies the discussion of sedimentary rocks. The objectives of the handout are: to explain the formation of sedimentary rocks in terms of the rock cycle; explain and give examples of the various sedimentary depositional environments; discuss the textural characteristics of sediments; explain why sedimentary rocks are important in the study of Earth history; ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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This Park Geology site provides links to tours of individual National Parks, Monuments, and Recreation Areas with caves and other karst features. Where appropriate, park sites contain park geology information, maps, photographs, geologic research, related links, visitor information, multimedia resources, and teacher features (resources for teaching geology with National Park examples). The list includes ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This Park Geology site provides links to tours of individual National Parks, Monuments, and Recreation Areas with sand dunes. Where appropriate for each park, links are provided to maps, photographs, geologic research, related links, visitor information, and teacher features (resources for teaching geology with National Park examples). The list includes places such as Death Valley and Mojave National ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology
 
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The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore site contains park geology information, park maps, related links, and visitor information. The park geology section discusses the park's geologic history, dunes, moraines, and vegetation. The park maps section contains links to a park features map and a map of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This site provides geologic information, maps, and visitor information for Cape Krusenstern National Monument. The geologic discussion covers the setting, history, bedrock geology, and glacial history of the monument. There is also a discussion of the area's major soil types and occurrence of permafrost. Other materials include links to related websites and general information on the monument's educational ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore site contains park geology information, park maps, photographs, related links, and visitor information. The park geology section discusses the geologic history of the region and formation of Sleeping Bear Dunes through westerly winds from Lake Michigan. The park maps section includes a map of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the surrounding ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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