GEOL 1010 Homework #4: Using observations of igneous rocks where they form
in relation to plate boundaries from another location to interpret the igneous
rocks of Boulder. (45 points)
This homework combines ideas from the rock cycle, plate tectonics, mine
GEOL 1010 Homework #6: Identifying Local Rock Samples and Interpreting How
They Formed (36 pts)
On the syllabus, one of the goals stated for this course is for you to be able to interpret
how a rock or outcrop (rock exposure) that you observe around Bould
Assignment 4: Chapter 7 and 8
First, watch the SA Fault Elastic Rebound Theory Video.and then answer the following
What sort of fault is the San Andreas?-C. Strike Slip (transform) Fault
(or another suitable
1) Prof Win Means from Albany tries deforming artificial rocks in the laboratory- at
much lower temperatures, much lower pressures, and over shorter time spans than are
associated with real rock deformation in nature. In certain labs, really hi temperatur
HW#2: Identifying plate boundaries
GEOL 1010 Homework #2: Using the characteristics of known plate boundaries to
identify plate boundaries of an unknown region (39 points)
This homework expands on the use of observations such as topogr
Where Is It Safe to Live?
Volcanoes erupt molten lava, columns of hot volcanic ash, and very dangerous,
fast-moving clouds of ash, rocks, and volcanic gas. Inhabitants of a volcanic area
must decide whether the good soils are worth th
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GENERAL HOMEWORK #8, GEOLOGY 1020, Spring 2008 1. Which of the following do you think would NOT be a consequence of the Neogene and Paleogene movements of continents? A. less forests at high latitudes, more grassland or exposed rocks B. ice at the po
Under What Conditions Is a Material Solid or Liquid?
A line, called the melting curve, divides the graph into two areas.
At point D, the rock is in the process of melting or solidifying. Some solid rock
and some magma are present.
Introduction to Physical Geology Review sheet and concept summary, part I February 2008 I. Overview of geology and geologic time (T&L chapters 1 and 2) a. Oceans and continents i. Key differences between them ii. Role of crustal density and thickness
Geology Chapter 4 Key Terms Lava- magma that reaches earth's surface Extrusive/volcanic- igneous rocks that form when molten rock solidifies at the surface Intrusive/plutonic-igneous rocks that form from crystallization at depth Melt-liquid portion o
1) Prof Win Means from Albany tries deforming artificial
rocks in the laboratory- at much lower temperatures, much
lower pressures, and over shorter time spans than are
associated with real rock deformation in nature. In certain
GEOL 1010 Homework #5: Identifying rock deformation and past stresses for
three locations in Colorado (32 pts)
This homework looks the structural deformation of three different locations in Colorado
and interprets the type of stresses necessary to create
1) What kind of igneous rock is produced at a spreading ridgebasalt, or rhyolite, or
The type of igneous rock produced at a spreading ridge is basalt.
AND, How does the amount (volume per year) of igneous rock production at a spreading
HW#3: Common minerals and their everyday uses
GEOL 1010 Homework #3 Common minerals and their everyday use (27 points)
This homework takes a closer look at the characteristics and traits of common minerals found in
rocks and how those
Geologic Time Quiz
The principle of original horizontality states that
sedimentary rocks are deposited as horizontal layers.
higher sedimentary layers are younger than lower layers.
younger rock can contain pieces of an older rock.
Shorelines and Coastal Processes
Why do we care? People love the coast Transport/shipping/engineering Geologists reconstruct o Depositional environments o Tectonic activity Shoreline is an interface between ocean and land It is a dynamic. WAVES
What Materials Make Up a Landscape?
Observing Yosemite Valley, what do you notice about the landscape?
It is dominated by dramatic cliffs and steep slopes of massive gray rock perched
above a green, forested valley.
From a few met
What Is the Role of Joints in Weathering?
Form at depth and may later be uplifted. Closely spaced joints promote more
Some joints form as a result of expansion due to cooling or to a release of
Look Over Pages: 220-223, 214-215, 216-217
What Are Force and Stress?
Force: A push or a pull that tends to cause change in the motion of a body.
Commonly expressed as the amount of acceleration experienced by mass.
Stress: The a
What Are the Characteristics of a Volcano?
A vent is where magma and other volcanic products erupt onto the surface.
Most volcanoes have a crater, a roughly circular depression located at the top.
Consist of volcanic rocks, whic
Assignment 5: Chapters 9 and 10
1) How does the property of crystal symmetry (or crystal form) differ from the property
of crystal cleavage?
Crystal symmetry (or crystal form) is when a mineral has definite geometric relationship to
1)Prof Win Means from Albany tries deforming artificial rocks in the laboratory- at much lower
temperatures, much lower pressures, and over shorter time spans than are associated with real
rock deformation in nature. In certain labs, really hi temperature
"Uniformitarianism," is a big long terrifying word, but
it simply means that scientists use present day
processes as keys to understanding the sorts of things
that might have happened in the past.
Uniformitarianism- a fundamental concep