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View Resource Seismic Reflection Imaging of Impact-Induced Faulting and Deformation at Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

This report describes a study in which seismic profiling was used to re-interpret the origin of Upheaval Dome, Utah, a geologic structure that was originally thought to be the results of a salt diapir, but which the authors believe may be the remains of an ancient impact structure. ABSTRACT: Seismic imaging techniques applied to a reflection survey show two phases of faulting and deformation...

View Resource Introduction to Geology

If you are having difficulty remembering the details of the Earth's geological structure or the nature of major minerals and rock types, you can consult this excellent introductory course offered as part of MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative. The materials are drawn from Professors Perron and Jagoutz's 2011 "Introduction to Geology" course, and they include a number of lecture notes, available for...

View Resource Rock Cycle Animations

This site features Flash animations that illustrate various facets of the rock cycle. The visualizations depict rock-forming processes, such as erosion, transportation, deposition, cementation, crystallization, subduction, and eruption, that create sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. They also show cooling environments that result in varied crystal sizes and demonstrate igneous rock...

View Resource Structural Geology Lab

This is a general structural geology page where some pictures and definitions of fault blocks can be found.

View Resource Interactives: Dynamic Earth

Conveying the dynamism of various geologic processes can be hard in the classroom or on the web, but this interactive feature from the Annenberg Media's Learner.org site does quite a fine job of introducing students to plate tectonics, plate boundaries, and such perennial favorites as earthquakes and volcanoes. In the "Earth's Structure" section, visitors can roll the mouse over such features as...

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