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Unusually high incidences of asbestos-related mortality and respiratory disease in the town of Libby, Montana, have been linked to amphibole mineral fibers intergrown with the vermiculite deposits mined and milled near the town from 1923 to 1990. Prompted by this discovery, the U.S. Geological Survey undertook an investigation of the mineral content of other U.S. vermiculite deposits to determine ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology
 
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The definition of asbestos often varies depending on the source or publication in which it is used. This report summarizes asbestos-related definitions taken from a variety of academic, industrial, and regulatory sources. This summary is by no means complete but includes the majority of significant definitions currently applied in the discipline. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology
 
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A part of the United States Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology (USGS CMG) Program, this site has a 72 second video clip taken from video 6 (Plate Dynamics) of the 'Earth Revealed' geocscience series produced by Annenberg/CPB Resources. This clip introduces the transform fault using the San Andreas as an example, and is archived and cross referenced in the CMG's InfoBank. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This animation, listed as 2.10 in Chapter Two in the Essentials of Geology web page, shows how hot spot volcanoes arise. Users may access this and many other animations describing plate tectonic processes from the Chapter Two webpage. Users may also follow links to other chapters in the Essentials of Geology book. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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This website, designed for a Sediments and Strata course at the University of California- Davis, contains numerous photographs of turbidite sequences in outcrop. Photos are divided into two categories; turbidites in the Cretaceous Pigeon Point Formation and turbidites in the Cretaceous Great Valley Sequence. Users may also follow a link to other sedimentary photos. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Geology
 
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This resource for students offers review materials to supplement discussions of the text Earth: Portrait of a Planet. A series of original animations helps students to visualize dynamic Earth processes, with an emphasis on plate tectonics, geologic hazards, and earth systems science concepts. Additional materials include overviews, key terms and definitions, crossword puzzles, and multiple-choice ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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This resource offers students review materials to supplement the text Physical Geology. Book-specific quizzes, case studies, objectives, animations, and web-links enhance and test students' understanding of chapter concepts. Additional features include Virtual Vistas, where images created from geospatial data sets accompany brief descriptions of interesting or unique geologic settings, and interactive ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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Part of the supporting resources for the School of Earth Sciences dynamic earth module, the -Why Topography?- site discusses two models introduced in the 19th century that are still used to explain topographic variations. These models are the Pratt and Airy models of isostasy. In the Pratt model, high topography (relative to surroundings) is due to lower density whereas in the Airy model, high topography ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geology
 
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These lecture notes discuss the role of buoyancy, flexure, and erosion in the earth's topography and the lifetime of mountain ranges. It recalls Pascal's law that pressure of a material overlying a fluid is equal everywhere at a given depth and Archimedes' principle that a body in a fluid is buoyed up with a force equal to the weight (mass x volume) of the displaced fluid. Continents are buoyant crust ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This interactive Flash animation of a dune triangle allows users to click on a dune type and see a related image with accompanying descriptive text. The three parameters of the dune type triangle are sand, wind, and vegetation. The demonstrated dune types are longitudal, crescent (barchan), transverse, star, and parabolic. This visualization is from Chapter 19 (The Work of Waves and Wind) of the animations ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geology
 
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