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Title: Hypsometry and Continental Tectonics PDF
Url: http://www.geology.siu.edu/people/pinter/pdf/HyposometryEx.pdf
Creator: Pinter, Nicholas
Publisher: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dept. of Geology
Description: In this exercise, students investigate hypsometry (the distribution of land area at different elevations) and its use in evaluating how tectonic processes shape the landscape. Introductory materials explain the balance between tectonic forces and erosional forces and how they effect elevation and landscape relief. Students will examine hypsometric data (provided) for South America and answer questions about the distribution of elevations that they observe. Then, they will use raw data to plot elevation-frequency distribution and the hypsometric curves for North America and answer questions about the distributions they see. A bibliography is included.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Geology. Mineralogy. Paleontology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Geodynamics
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Plate tectonics
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Geology -- Plate tectonics
Geography -- Landscapes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Physical geography
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2011-12-02 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-30 10:22:55 (W3C-DTF)
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