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View Resource Geological Time

"Why do engineers need to know about geologic time?" That question is answered in this resource from the University of Saskatchewan's Department of Civil and Geological Engineering. Provided here is a discussion of the concepts of geological time; relative dating methods, such as correlation; and absolute dating methods, such as radiometric methods. Diagrams and charts are included to...

View Resource Poly3D, Poly3Dinv, Dynel and Graphical Interfaces

Computer software developed by the Rock Fracture Project at Stanford University for calculations relating to fracture mechanics and earthquake studies. The site involves the disciplines of structural geology and also geomechanics.

View Resource Downloading and Installing the SeisVolE (Seismic/Eruption) Computer Program

SeisVolE is a Windows program although it can be operated on a Macintosh computer if Windows emulation software (Virtual PC or SoftWindows; see information in the SeisVolE introduction: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/edumod/svintro/svintro.htm) is installed. SeisVole requires WIN95 or newer, 16MB memory (32MB or more desirable), and at least 30MB of hard drive space (100MB preferred)...

View Resource Illinois State Geological Survey: Teacher Resources for Geology

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) has worked hard to create this vast array of materials designed for teachers working in geology and the earth sciences. The site is divided into two primary areas: "ISGS Teacher Resources" and "Other Teacher Resources." The "Ask An Expert" section is a good place to start, and it contains an A to Z archive of questions (and answers) that have been posed...

View Resource Essentials of Geology

From subduction to the world of hot spot volcanoes, this online resource for students and teachers of geology will please users with its fun and useful animations, crossword puzzles, and well-written articles. The site was designed to complement a textbook created by W.W. Norton, but many of the materials can be used as stand-alone exercises. Visitors will want to begin by looking through the...

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