Which U.S. Volcanoes Are Most Likely to Erupt
In the article, Which U.S. volcanoes are likely to erupt next?, Russell McLendon writes
about how there are three different types of volcanoes ranges in the US and what volcanoes are
A New Fossil Find
Over twenty fossil remains were found of pterodactyls in northeast China. These fossils
date back to at least 160 million years ago. They are currently being called Darwinopetrus in
honor of Charles Darwin (CNN). The Daewi
Mayon Volcanos Sulfur Dioxide Emission Rate Increases
Scientists at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and
Seismology released October 12th that there was a 350-ton increase in the sulfur dioxide emission
rate of the Mayon Vol
Volcano finds followers aflutter on Twitter
In a day where anyone can follow their favorite celebrity, the social networking giant
Twitter, not only boasts humans as users but as well as inanimate objects. What could possibly
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Man Trapped in Cave Dies in Rescue Attempt
In a park in Utah, a man was trapped in a cave. The man was John Edward Jones, and he
was 26 years old. He and eleven others were visiting Nutty Putty Cave which is located west of
On Thursday September 3rd, 2009 there was an earthquake that struck the Indonesian Java
Islands and Bali. The earthquake has killed at least 57 people, but this is not a definite figure
because of the difficult
Powerful Earthquake kills 57 in Indonesia
By Chris Chandler
Thursday September 3rd, an earthquake struck Indonesia's Java Islands, killing 57, not including deathes from villages in remote parts of the island.
Tens of thousands of people are n
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Geology Museum Questions
What is the composition of a meteorite?
How are meteorite formed?
How much of the crust in composition is silicate minerals?
What is the chemical formation for a silicate miner
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Radioactive (radiometric) age dating
Radioactive decay- Spontaneous nuclear disintegration of certain isotopes.
Alpha decay- Alpha particle
Atomic Number- (-2)
Atomic Mass Number- (-4)
Beta decay- Beta particle- Fast electro
Deposition of Conglomerate
Deposition of Sandstone
Deposition of Shale
Tilting of Conglomerate, Sandstone and Shale
Intrusion of Igneous Rock V
Uplift and Erosion
Deposition of Conglomerate
Intrusion of Igneous Rock Z
Intrusion of Igneou
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Obsidian is a volcanic glass
Forms due quickly cooling of volcanic lava.
Made up of pebbles, sand and mud
Found on the top soil of the crust.
Sediment- Loose material derived from the breakdown of pre-existing roc
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Where land meets the sea
Deltas are considered between both terrestrial and transi
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Reverse fault or thrust faultStrike-slip fault*Final Exam Tip: Stick figure on the diagram, it has to be normal or reverse, map-view means strike-slip
Elastic rebound theory-
Seismic waves (earthquake waves)-
Geology Notes Part 4
UniformatarianismCatastrophismPrinciples of Relative Time:
Principle of Superposition-
Principle of Original Horizontality-
Principle of Lateral Continuity-
Principle of Cross-cutting Relatio
Science- A body of knowledge about the natural world.
Geology- A science or a study of the earth, or the solid body of earth.
Scientific Method- Basic way scientists proceed in researching science.
I n a city of f lashing neon lights, filled with strange looking people with exotic
fashions, one American must find his place in order to survive. Tokyo however has a niche
for everyone. For-want-to-be gangsters, to street racers, to even hardcore gamers
What makes a perfect dorm room? Well for me it starts with the color of the room. Neon green
paint across the room with a black stripe three quarters the way up the wall is how my dream room is.
And on the walls there are posters of my favorite rappers, m
I ts game t ime, the t ime in which every Red Hawk fan has been waiting for. The
hours turn into minutes and the minutes to seconds. The energy builds, the fans grow ever
crazier, the players are pumped, and it seems that there is no stopping what is to c
Mudslides in El Salvador
There were multiple mudslides that occurred in El Salvador on Sunday November 8th,
which killed at least 130 people and not including the dozens more that are still missing. The
cause of the massive mudslide was exc
Earth, but not as we know it
Matthew Knight interviewed Dr. Jan Zalasiewicz because of the release of Zalasiewiczs
new book called The Earth After Us - What legacy will humans leave in the rocks? Dr. Jan
Zalasiewicz is lecturer at
On Monday September 21st, there was a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in the country of
Bhutan. The earthquake has so far recorded 11 deaths in Bhutan, four of which were
construction workers for the government (CNN.com).
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In the article Oldest human skeleton offers new clues to evolution, the writer discusses
the new theories that have arisen after continual studies of the fossil named Ardi. Ardi otherwise
known by its scientif