EOSC 210 C23 Dams
1. List and describe the different components of a large hydroelectric project, and discuss how geology may impact
dam design and construction.
2. Assess whether a concrete or earth dam is more suitable for a gi
EOSC 210 C2 NOTES: AN INTRODUCTION MINERALS & THE ROCK CYCLE
1. Define mineral
2. Describe four major ways minerals can form
3. Describe how minerals are categorized into groups
4. Use a minerals chemical formula to determine its g
EOSC 210 C6 NOTES: IGNEOUS ROCKS & VOLCANIC ACTIVITY
General: Igneous Rocks
1. List and describe the ways that igneous rocks can form and how this affects rock textures
2. Describe how magma generation is related to plate tecton
EOSC 210 C7 NOTES: SEDIMENTARY ROCKS AND PROCESSES
Describe the ways sedimentary rocks form
1. Compare and contrast the texture and composition of sedimentary rocks
2. List and describe some hazards of designing on or in sediment
EOSC 210 C8 METAMORPHIC ROCKS
ICLICKER: Which of the following laws/principles states that sedimental environments will overlap with time?
A. Principle of Original Horizontality
B. Walthers Law
a. Walther's Law states that sedimental environmen
UBC Geological Engineering - EOSC 210
Lab 9: Earthquake Hazards
1) Interpret seismograms to map an earthquake epicenter.
2) Calculate the energy released from an earthquake.
This lab is meant to introduce you
1. Define coastline
2. List and describe coastal erosion and depositional processes
3. List and describe coastal management strategies and structures
- What is a coastline?
o The border between a continent and an ocean.
- What pr
EOSC 210 CLASS 9 FLUVIAN SYSTEMS
LEARNING GOALS (Chapter 14, pages 544-594)
1. Describe the process of fluvial erosion and sediment transport
2. List and describe five depositional environments, including two endmember river channel types
3. Define graded
EOSC 210 C20 LANDSLIDE HAZARDS
1. Explain how the socio-economic impact of landslides depends on the type and characteristics of the landslide
2. Define the chief components of landslide risk.
3. Distinguish the different
EOSC 210 C21 LANDSLIDE ANALYSIS AND MITIGATION
1. Assess the balance between the strength of the slope and the destabilizing forces acting on it (Factor of Safety)
2. List and describe how groundwater affects the effective stress relationsh
EOSC 210 C22 TUNNELING
1. List and describe the 5 key factors that control the ground conditions encountered in underground engineering
2. Compare and contrast rock mass deformation and strength characteristics under different st
EOSC 210 C19 Groundwater Sustainability
1. Discuss sustainability of groundwater resources
2. Discuss effects of groundwater removal near streams and rivers
3. Describe effects of salt water intrusion
4. List and describe several
EOSC 210 C17 Engineering Behaviour of Earth Materials
1. Describe how the spatial distribution, variation and complexity of the subsurface geology at a given project site
can affect the design process, and means to manage and lim
EOSC 210 CLASS 16 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
1. Compare and contrast different strategies for dealing with earthquake hazard.
2. List and describe the factors that contribute to the amount of damage during an earthquake.
EOSC 210 C15 EARTHQUAKES & HAZARDS
1. Describe how earthquakes are distributed across the planet as a function of plate tectonics.
2. Compare and contrast the types of seismic waves generated during an earthquake (surface and bod
EOSC 210 C14 FOLDING & FAULTING
1. Relate the crustal forces that result from each of the three types of plate boundaries, and their relationship to
2. List and describe the various types of folds, and examples of
EOSC 210 C13 Soils and Soil Hazards
1. Differentiate between how pedologists (soil scientists), geologys and engineers consider and classify soils
2. List and describe various types of soils
3. List and describe four major soil h
EOSC 210 C11 GLACIAL PROCESSES & DEPOSITS
1. Describe the conditions required for a glacier to form and how its mass balance affects its mechanical behaviour
2. List and describe the two types of glacial erosion, the landforms th
EOSC 210 C4 NOTES: CONCEPTS & GEOLOGIC TIME
Recognize that the geologic processes we see today have acted over very long timescales and can provide us with clues about the processes that shaped
the Earth in the past.
2. Apply relati
EOSC 210 C5 NOTES: THE EARTH & PLATE TECTONICS
List the layers that form the Earth, and compare and contrast their composition and material behaviour.
Debate the observations that led to our understanding of plate
Earth Sciences for Engineers
Minerals, The Rock
Learning Goals Minerals, Rock Cycle,
Describe the four major ways minerals can form
Describe how minerals are cat