Coal is an organic sedimentary rock. It forms from the buildup of plant materials in
wet environments. Coal happens to be a rock that has the ability to combust and can be known as
a fossil fuel. Since this combustion provides energy coal is used to
Writing assignment #1
Global warming has been a hot topic most of my life. I remember back in 2002 was when
I really started paying attention to it. One, I was old enough to understand a little bit of what was
going on and second,
Table 1. Characteristics of the High Plains aquifer in 1980 and water-level
changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to 1980, 1980 to 1997,
and 1996 to 1997.
Average area-weighted water-level change
Death Valley, California, Virtual Field Trip
Instructions: Visit http:/geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/deva/devaft.html and take the tour through
Death Valley. Below are some questions that you should answer after taking the tour.
1. How old are the oldest rock
Timpanogos Cave Virtual Field Trip
Hike the Trail
1. The first cave was discovered by _ in the fall of 1887.
2. American Fork Canyon formed as the result of two geological processes. What are they?
3. Is glacial erosion
Fossil Exercise Answer Sheet
"Getting into the Fossil Record".
Click the links at the bottom of the page to continue through the site. Some
pages may require you
Field Trip to Dungy Head and St. Oswalds Bay
1. Scroll down to the Table of Contents and read the introduction (DH-1) to the area around Dungy
Head and St. Oswald's Bay. Then go to DH-6, click on the geologic column showing the strata of
Homework Assignment #8
The velocity at which a wave (the energy and not the particles in the medium) moves is related to the
water depth and the wavelength. Experiments have shown that
v2 = (gL/2p) tanh (2pd/L) where
v = velocity of the wave crest (m/s)
GEOL1002: Geology and Surface Processes of the Red River Gorge
To introduce the geology and geomorphology of the Red River Gorge
To introduce to maps and mapping
To examine evidence for denudation
To discuss landscape evolution and the rock cycle
Introduction to Physical Geography
Assignment #1 Climate Systems
This assignment deals with topics covered in sections The Energy-Atmosphere System and Water,
Weather, and Climate Systems of the course text and associated lecture materials. It is intended