Geology 107
Earth Science Lab Schedule

 

Week

Topic

Handouts
(print ALL FILES in this column before lab)

Links

Week 1 Topographic Maps TopoMaps.doc http://topomaps.usgs.gov/
http://www.ordsvy.gov.uk/
http://www.tec.army.mil/
http://www.orienteering.org/
http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.html
http://www.topozone.com
http://terraserver.microsoft.com
http://www.delorme.com/

http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/topo/

Week 2 Minerals Minerals.doc http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Slideshow/Slideindex.html http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/Minerals/index.html
Week 3 Field Trip (weather permitting) or Igneous Rocks Ig_rocks.doc http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/resources/collection/minerals/igne-1/index.htm http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol212/intro&textures.htm http://geology.csupomona.edu/alert/igneous/ignrxs.htm http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vw.html
Week 4 Field Trip or

Igneous Rocks

 Ig_rocks.doc http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/resources/collection/minerals/igne-1/index.htm http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol212/intro&textures.htm http://geology.csupomona.edu/alert/igneous/ignrxs.htm http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vw.html
 
Week 5 Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks Sed_meta_rocks.doc

rock walk map

http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/SedRx/ http://geology.wr.usgs.gov/docs/usgsnps/rxmin/rock2.html

http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/MetaRx/index.html http://geology.wr.usgs.gov/docs/usgsnps/rxmin/rock3.html

Week 6 Earthquakes
Earthquakes.doc
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program-Home

ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Home Page

"We Don't Have Earthquakes in Colorado, Do We?"

Week 7 Field Trip Field Trip  
Week 8 Data collection for group project  

Stream discharge data:
Real time flow data for the Animas River at Durango:
http://water.usgs.gov/co/nwis/rt

Water Resources of the United States http://water.usgs.gov


EPA's Surf Your Watershed http://www.epa.gov/surf/
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program http://www.fema.gov/nfip/ 

 

Missionary Ridge realtime precipitation gages - http://co.water.usgs.gov/fires/missionridge/index.html 

Week 9 Weathering Weathering.doc  
Week 10 Groundwater   Groundwater.doc

Groundwater in the Southwestern United States:
Southwest Groundwater Resources USGS
http://az.water.usgs.gov/swgwrp/Pages/Overview.html

 

Precipitation data:
Monthly precipitation and mean temperature data for selected stations in the US.  U.S Historical Climatology Network. 
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp019/ushcn_r3.html

                                                                                     Plot of monthly precipitation values (NOAA) 
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ghcn/ghcn.SELECT.html

                   
Water Resources of Colorado http://co.water.usgs.gov/


Colorado Water Knowledge http://waterknowledge.colostate.edu/

Week 11 Oceans & Coastal Processes Coasts.doc http://www.bennett.karoo.net/topics/coasts.html National Park Service - NatureNet: Geologic Resources
Week 12 Presentation and discussion of group project results   You must attend class in order to get credit for your project - no exceptions!
Week 13 Weather Weather.doc  http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

The Earth's Atmosphere

Severe and Hazardous Weather - Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Hail, Thunderstorms, Blizzards

Week 14 Group project due   Project papers due