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This laboratory manual is written for the freshman-level laboratory course in physical geology. In this lab, students study Earth materials, geologic interpretation of topographic maps, aerial photographs and Earth satellite imagery, structural geology and plate tectonics and related phenomena. With nearly 30 exercises, professors have great flexibility when developing the syllabus for their physical geology lab course. The ease of use, tremendous selection, and tried and true nature of the labs selected have made this lab manual one of the leading selling physical geology lab manuals.
Table of Contents
Part I Earth Materials
The Geologic Column and Relative Geologic Time
Part II Topographic Maps, Aerial Photographs, and Other Imagery From Remote Sensing
Map Coordinates and Land Divisions
Aerial Photographs and Other Imagery From Remote Sensing
Part III Geologic Interpretation of Topographic Maps, Aerial Photographs, and Earth Satellite Images
Part IV Structural Geology
Structural Features of Sedimentary Rocks
Faults and Earthquakes
The Use of Seismic Waves to Locate the Epicenter of an Earthquake
Part V Plate Tectonics and Related Geologic Phenomena
Seafloor Spreading in the South Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans