Safety of Living in San
The Tsunami that blasted Japan did little damage to San
What is it about the plate that makes San Francisco less
susceptible to Tsunamis? San Francisco lies on a
Transform Boundary which is o
Ground shaking and displacement caused by the
sudden release of accumulated strain by an abrupt
shift of rock along a fracture in the earth.
Fault types and forces
Surface and subsurface patterns
Seismic waves and Ma
What are minerals and what gives them
their unique properties?
Textbook Chapters 14 (Chapter 3 today)
Minerals continued importance & examples
Courtesy of Katryn Wiese
How do they form?
Minerals precipitate from solutions (
2013, W. W. Norton
Essentials of Geology
Enhanced Art Slides edited by:
Rick Oches, Professor of Geology
Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Tools are sediments that scour and cut
through rocks to erode them
How does surface water flow on Earths surface?
Fluvial landforms and their deposits
How is surface water both a resource and
Field Project due in-class Friday, April 24
Which part of the slump is lab