|Surface Collapse and Subsidence|
This is an exercise based on the geologic hazard of land subsidence in areas of karst terrain. A brief introduction is given to ground water, the development of karst, and the resulting collapse features due to the lowering of the water table. Photos and an animation support the discussion. Users are directed to print out a question sheet that is intended to guide exploration of the Edwards Aquifer Homepage. A connection to the Edwards Aquifer site is available. Links are provided to different geologic exercises on earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, and related geology websites.
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Type of resource:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
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Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-018
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Vicki M. Harder
Department of Geological Sciences, New Mexico State University
Contributor: Barbara W. Murck
University of Toronto
Contributor: Brian J. Skinner
Yale University, Geology Dept.
Contributor: Stephen C. Porter
University of Washington, Dept. of Geological Sciences
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.