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Title: Fault-Scarp Degradation PDF
Url: http://www.geology.siu.edu/people/pinter/pdf/ScarpDegrade.pdf
Creator: Pinter, Nicholas
Publisher: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dept. of Geology
Description: In this exercise, students investigate the evolution of Earth's surface over time, as governed by the balance between constructional (tectonic) processes and destructional (erosional) processes. Introductory materials explain the processes of degradation, including the concepts of weathering-limited versus transport-limited slopes, and diffusion modeling. Using the process of diffusion modeling, students will determine how a slope changes through four 100-year time steps, calculate gradient angles for a fault scarp, and compare parameters calculated for two fault scarps, attempting to determine the age of the scarp created by the older, unknown earthquake. Example problems, study questions, and a bibliography are provided.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Structural geology -- Faults and folds
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Faults
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
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Science Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Geology
Physical sciences
science
Structural geology
Date Of Record Release: 2010-09-27 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-24 13:56:42 (W3C-DTF)
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