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Earth's Interior
This website contains class notes from a Geology 101 (physical geology) course. It discusses the composition and structure of the Earth's interior. Each layer, the inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust, is covered. Details about each layer explain their composition, temperature, depth, and state. Also covered is how scientists discovered what the interior of the Earth is made of through the use of seismic waves, plate tectonics, and the Earth's magnetic field.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-607
Related resources:
This resource references 'The Modified Mercalli Scale of Earthquake Intensity'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr John Louie
University of Nevada, Reno, MacKay School of Mines