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Geology of The Moon

  1. A description of the geology of the moon based on samples brought back from the moon. (Web site)
  2. Two accompanying classroom activities include Geology of the Moon and Moon Craters. (Web site)
  3. There are various ways to search this site for your "Geology of the Moon" term paper.


  1. Geologists are able to understand the history of our earth and its formation by identifying fossils and comparing their locations around the world.
  2. Geologists are also known as earth scientists or geoscientists .
  3. Geologists are always prepared, so don't suffer.
  4. Geologists are careful to use the most reliable methods whenever possible, and as discussed above, to test for agreement between different methods. (Web site)
  5. Geologists are concerned primarily with two subjects: Earth's physical features and the study of the planet's history. (Web site)

Engineering Geology

  1. Engineering Geology is a newly developed discipline after the foundation of the People's Republic of China.
  2. Engineering Geology is a part of Lund University, the largest unit for research and higher education in Sweden.
  3. Engineering Geology is a scientific tome about geology and how it relates to rivers and its flows. (Web site)
  4. Engineering Geology is a wide-ranging discipline including rock engineering, soil engineering and hydrology.
  5. Engineering geology is a bridge, which combines civil engineering work to benefit from geology.

Economic Geology

  1. Economic Geology is a large and lucrative field.
  2. Economic geology is the study of fuels, metals, and other materials from the earth that are of interest to industry or the economy in general. (Web site)
  3. Economic geology: the study of ore genesis, and the mechanisms of ore creation, geostatistics.

Environmental Geology

  1. Environmental Geology - the field concerned with applying the findings of geologic research to the problems of land use and civil engineering.
  2. Environmental Geology is a broad topic encompassing both the effect of humankind on Earth and the effect of significant geologic processes on life on Earth. (Web site)
  3. Environmental Geology is a writing-intensive course for Spring Semester 2002. (Web site)
  4. Environmental Geology is the fastest growing field in geology.
  5. Environmental geology is a course that is taught in virtually every college and university in the United States.


  1. Geochronology is a perverse sort of game.
  2. Geochronology is the science of finding out how old rocks and minerals are.
  3. Geochronology is the study of determining the age of rocks, while paleontology is the study of fossils.
  4. Geochronology: A study of the time relationships of rock units. (Web site)
  5. Geochronology: The study of relative and absolute geologic time.


  1. Geochemistry is the application of chemical methodology and theory to earth materials formed in the past or still forming today.
  2. Geochemistry is the application of chemistry to the study of the earth, its materials, and the cycling of chemicals through its systems.
  3. Geochemistry: the study of the chemical makeup and behaviour of rocks, and the study of the behaviour of their minerals.


  1. Geobiology is a new catch-phrase for the broad mix of science at the interface between the life and earth sciences.
  2. Geobiology is a new journal to be launched in 2003.
  3. Geobiology is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary and holistic approach to Earth and Life sciences.
  4. Geobiology is a science that combines geology and biology to study the interactions of organisms with their environment.
  5. Geobiology is a survey of the classic and current literature on topics of mutual interest to students and instructor. (Web site)

Geological Engineering

  1. Geological Engineering is a "high-tech" field.
  2. Geological Engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the earth and its complex and often unpredictable workings.
  3. Geological Engineering is a field in which principles of geoscience are used to solve engineering and environmental problems. (Web site)
  4. Geological Engineering is a program operated jointly by the Departments of Geology and Civil Engineering.
  5. Geological Engineering is a rapidly growing field of study that integrates two disciplines- geology and engineering.

Geologic Map

  1. A geologic map is a graphic information display system.
  2. A geologic map is a plane-surface graphical depiction of an area-s rock units and structures drawn using lines, symbols, patterns, and possibly colors. (Web site)
  3. A geologic map is a primary means of communicating geologic information.
  4. A geologic map is a special-purpose map made for the purpose of showing subsurface geological features.
  5. A geologic map is a two-dimensional graphic representation of selected geologic features on a part of the earth as observed and interpreted by the authors. (Web site)


  1. Geomorphology is a branch of geology or physical geography.
  2. Geomorphology is a branch of the fields of geology and physical geography. (Web site)
  3. Geomorphology is a natural target in this reaction. (Web site)
  4. Geomorphology is a substantial part of the proceedings.
  5. Geomorphology is part of WikiProject Geology, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative, comprehensive and easy-to-use geology resource.

Historical Geology

  1. Historical Geology is a SCIENCE based upon empirical and experimental data.
  2. Historical Geology is a detailed scrutiny of Earth's past.
  3. Historical Geology is a one-semester introductory course in the Earth Sciences, which fulfils the College-s Laboratory Science requirement.
  4. Historical Geology is a time-sequence analysis of the Earth' s g eologic record based on rocks and fossils preserved in the outermost portions of the Earth.
  5. Historical Geology is the study of the continuous changes to the planet that have occured during the past 4.6 billion years. (Web site)


  1. Hydrogeology is a branch of geology, the study of rocks and the structures that are formed over vast periods of time.
  2. Hydrogeology is one of the largest branches of geology.
  3. Hydrogeology is the study of groundwater (water under the ground) and the geologic processes of surface water.
  4. Hydrogeology is the term used by geologists and hydrogeologists for this study. (Web site)
  5. Hydrogeology: the study of the origin, occurrence and movement of water in a subsurface system, primarily groundwater.

Ice Cap

  1. Ice Cap : A dome-shaped mass of glacier ice that spreads out in all directions.
  2. An ice cap is a dome-shaped ice mass that covers less than 50 000 km-- of land area (usually covering a highland area).
  3. An ice cap is a dome-shaped water ice mass that covers less than 50,000 km-- of land area (usually covering a highland area). (Web site)
  4. Ice cap - An ice cap is a dome-shaped water ice mass that covers less than 50,000 km-- of land area (usually covering a highland area).
  5. The ice cap is the creeping peril, the deadly menace, and the divinely ordained executioner of our civilization.

Mass Wasting

  1. Mass Wasting : A general term for the downslope movement of soil and rock material under the direct influence of gravity.
  2. Mass Wasting is a relatively rapid down slope movement of rock and soil, including slumps, slides, rock falls, avalanches, and debris flows.
  3. Mass Wasting is the movement of surface materials due to the pull of gravity.
  4. Mass wasting is a general term that refers to the dislodgment and down-slope transport of soil and rock material as a direct result of gravity.
  5. Mass wasting is a natural process that continuously shapes the landscape, and it occurs without human involvement. (Web site)


  1. Mineralogy is a fairly mature science in that most of the minerals that occur in the Earth are well known and have been thoroughly described. (Web site)
  2. Mineralogy is a foundation course for geology. (Web site)
  3. Mineralogy is a science that cannot be easily defined. (Web site)
  4. Mineralogy is an Earth Science focused around the chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals. (Web site)
  5. Mineralogy is an earth science focussed around the chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals.

Structural Geology

  1. Structural Geology is a discipline of the Geological Sciences that studies how tectonic stresses deform rocks.
  2. Structural geology - the scientific discipline that is concerned with rock deformation on both a large and a small scale.
  3. Structural geology is a critical part of engineering geology, which is concerned with the physical and mechanical properties of natural rocks. (Web site)
  4. Structural geology is a fundamental course in a geology students' academic career.
  5. Structural geology is a study of deformation of rocks at a small scale.


  1. Geology is the study of the earth. (Web site)
  2. Geology is a general term for the group of sciences that study the solid Earth, its materials, and processes. (Web site)
  3. Geology is a very "hands on" science, and we will spend much time on the examination of hand samples of minerals and rocks. (Web site)

Abiogenic Petroleum Origin

  1. Abiogenic petroleum origin is a scientific paradigm about the natural formation of petroleum.
  2. Abiogenic petroleum origin is a scientific hypothesis about the natural formation of petroleum.
  3. The theory of abiogenic petroleum origin holds that natural petroleum was formed from deep carbon deposits, perhaps dating to the formation of the Earth.


  1. Interest is focused on acritarch and prasinophycean algae palaeoecology. (Web site)
  2. Especially for young colleagues, who just started their palynological studies, the number of acritarch publications may appear deterrent. (Web site)
  3. Here is another source of information, the acritarch newsletter.

Active Fault

  1. An active fault is a fault which has had displacement or seismic activity during the geologically recent period. (Web site)
  2. An active fault is a fault that is likely to have another earthquake sometime in the future.
  3. To legally qualify as an active fault, the fault must be sufficiently active and well-defined.

Age of The Earth

  1. The age of the Earth is a far bigger problem for Inerrancy than Evolution is.
  2. The age of the earth is a question both of biblical interpretation and scientific investigation. (Web site)


  1. A minor ice age, the Andean-Saharan, occurred from 460 to 430 million years ago, during the Late Ordovician and the Silurian period.
  2. The Andean-Saharan glaciation was from 450 mya to 420 mya, during most of the Silurian period and the beginning of the Devonian period.


  1. Aquifers are areas where groundwater is readily stored or transferred. (Web site)
  2. Aquifers are critically important in human habitation and agriculture.
  3. Aquifers are geologic zones where groundwater is found and can be extracted. (Web site)
  4. Aquifers are important reservoirs storing large amounts of water relatively free from evaporation loss or pollution. (Web site)
  5. Aquifers are often called by their stratigraphic names.

Aseismic Creep

  1. In geology, aseismic creep is measurable surface displacement along a fault in the absence of notable earthquakes.
  2. There is also significant aseismic creep along the Hayward fault in and near Hayward, California.
  3. Reinen, L. A., J. D. Weeks, and T. E. Tullis, The frictional behavior of serpentinite: implications for aseismic creep on shallow crustal faults, Geophys.


  1. Asthenosphere - the layer of the mantle that lies directly below the lithosphere. (Web site)
  2. Asthenosphere - the layer or shell below the lithosphere, about 2000 km thick.
  3. Asthenosphere is a partially molten part of the mantle, below the lithosphere.
  4. Asthenosphere: A portion of the upper mantle that is directly below the lithosphere. (Web site)
  5. Asthenosphere: A zone of partially melted rock within the earth's mantle, the lower boundary of the lithosphere. (Web site)

Bacterial Oxidation

  1. Bacterial oxidation is a bio-hydrometallurgical process developed for pre- cyanidation treatment of refractory gold ores or concentrates.
  2. Bacterial oxidation is a bio-hydrometallurgical process developed for pre-cyanidationtreatment of refractorygoldoresor concentrates. (Web site)


  1. Badlands are found in many parts of the world. (Web site)
  2. Badlands is a comic book limited series created in 1991 by Steven Grant (writer) and Vince Giarrano (artist), and published by Dark Horse Comics.
  3. Badlands is a laserdisc video game that Japanese game developer Konami released in arcades in 1984.
  4. The Badlands are a place of extremes. (Web site)
  5. The Badlands are a type of arid terrain with clay-rich soil that has been extensively eroded by wind and water. (Web site)

Baltic Shield

  1. The Baltic Shield is defined as the "exposed" Precambrian northwest segment of the East European Craton. (Web site)
  2. The Baltic shield is a large Archean terrane. (Web site)

Basement Rock

  1. Basement rock is the term you will often see used in reference to the Precambrian rock, the "basement of the continents.
  2. The White Tiger field in Vietnam and many wells in Russia, in which oil and natural gas are being produced from granite basement rock. (Web site)
  3. The White Tiger oil field in Vietnam has been proposed as an example of abiogenic oil because it is found 1000 meters within crystalline basement rock.


  1. Bedrock is a collective designation that includes igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic rocks. (Web site)
  2. Bedrock is a type of rock underlying the Earth's surface. (Web site)
  3. Bedrock is the native consolidated rock underlying the surface of a terrestrial planet, usually the Earth. (Web site)
  4. Bedrock is the rock, usually solid, that underlies soil or other unconsolidated, superficial material (regolithes). (Web site)
  5. Bedrock was not encountered at the site.

Black Sand

  1. Black Sand is a subsidiary of Best Quality of Life Group, which is an Australian company.
  2. Black sand is a heavy, glossy, partly magnetic mixture of usually fine sands, found as part of a placer deposit.
  3. Black sand is a heavy, weakly magnetic In physics, magnetism is a phenomenon by which materials exert an attractive or repulsive force on other materials.
  4. Black sand is a heavy, weakly magnetic, glossy, semi-metallic mixture of usually fine sands, found as part of a placer deposit.
  5. Black sand was discovered in the suspects' sandals and swimming trunks. (Web site)

Boulder Clay

  1. Boulder Clay is a bed of bluish or brown sandy clay, through which pebbles are scattered in greater or less abundance. (Web site)
  2. Boulder clay is a solid and tough material that came from Scandinavia during the second last ice age.
  3. Boulder clay is a type of unsorted sedimentary rock. (Web site)
  4. The boulder clay is a direct product of land ice. (Web site)
  5. The boulder clay was extracted from the bottom of the sea using a dredging machine, which in those days was a relatively new technique.

Bracklesham Beds

  1. The Bracklesham Beds are the youngest Eocene deposits to be found in this area.
  2. The Bracklesham Beds are well known for their extensive fossil shell beds and the abundant sharks' teeth.
  3. The Bracklesham beds are sometimes classed with the overlying Barton clay as Middle Bagshot. (Web site)

Capillary Fringe

  1. The capillary fringe is a layer of variable thickness that directly overlies the water table.
  2. The capillary fringe is the partially-saturated zone above the water table due to surface tension drawing water upwards. (Web site)
  3. The capillary fringe is the subsurface layer in which groundwater seeps up from a water table by capillary action to fill pores. (Web site)
  4. The capillary fringe is the subsurface layer in which water molecules seep up from a water table by capillary action to fill pores.


  1. A chine is a steep-sided river valley where the river flows through coastal cliffs to the sea. (Web site)
  2. The chine is a shaded woody gully with a waterfall at the top .
  3. Chine is also an aerodynamic term referring to the surfaces running laterally along the fuselage of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

Chitarwata Formation

  1. The Chitarwata Formation is a geological formation in western Pakistan, made up of Oligocene and early Miocene terrestrial facies. (Web site)
  2. They believed the Chitarwata Formation was continuous with the Bugti Beds about 160 km south of the Zinda Pir Dome. (Web site)


  1. Coal is a combustible organic rock composed principally of consolidated and chemically altered vegetal remains.
  2. Coal is a combustible rock of organic origin composed mainly of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, with lesser amounts of nitrogen, sulphur and other elements.
  3. Coal is a combustible substance consisting of carbonized vegetable matter formed over time.
  4. Coal is a fossil fuel and is classified into four types -- anthracite, bituminous, sub-bituminous, and lignite.
  5. Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining ( surface mining). (Web site)

Cold Seep

  1. A cold seep is a place on the sea floor where organic-rich fluids leak from the sediments below. (Web site)
  2. A cold seep is a spot in the ocean where the fluids vent from the sea floor with dissolved gas molecules and other chemicals.
  3. A cold seep is a vent that is not superheated but hydrogen sulfide, methane and hydrocarbon-rich fluid still seep out into the surrounding water. (Web site)
  4. For this reason, he believes that the term "cold seep" is misleading, and prefers to call such areas "chemosynthetic biological communities" (CBCs). (Web site)

Congo Craton

  1. In Late Neoproterozoic time, the Congo craton was a low-lying platform the size of the conterminous United States. (Web site)
  2. The Congo craton occupies a large part of central southern Africa, extending from the Kasai region of the DRC into Sudan and Angola. (Web site)
  3. The collision also produced crustal shortening, during which the stratigraphic sequence was tectonically pushed northwards on top of the Congo Craton. (Web site)


  1. The continents are composed mainly of granitic rocks and measure an average of 25 mi (40 km) thick. (Web site)
  2. The continents are composed of lighter silicic material that rides passively on the moving plates.
  3. The continents are fixed into these plates and move as the plates themselves move. (Web site)
  4. The continents are located on the plates so they move as well. (Web site)
  5. The continents are made of remelted sediments and partially melted oceanic crust, forming a lower density layer that has collected through time.

Core-Mantle Boundary

  1. The core-mantle boundary is the most likely source, unless there is another interface within the mantle between compositionally distinct layers.
  2. He defined a sharp core-mantle boundary at a depth of 2,900 km, where P-waves were refracted and slowed and S-waves were stopped. (Web site)
  3. Paleomagnetic data allow to suppose, that large scale inhomogeneities of core-mantle boundary are thermal spots (not topographic bumps).


  1. Many former "cryptoexplosion" structures can now be demonstrated to be eroded impact craters, caused by the impact of large meteorites or comets.
  2. Refraction residual analysis of a cryptoexplosion structure near Kentland, Indiana. (Web site)
  3. This cryptoexplosion structure has caused Serpent Mound to become misshapen over the years. (Web site)


  1. A darcy is a unit of permeability , named after Henry Darcy .
  2. Darcy is a Canadian citizen and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1985 with honors.
  3. Darcy is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Public Relations.
  4. Darcy is a professional website designer.
  5. Darcy is a scientific illustrator and commercial artist. (Web site)

Deep Focus Earthquake

  1. A deep focus earthquake is an earthquake that occurs at depths of 600 to 700 km beneath the Earth's surface.
  2. Nowroozi, A.A., 1972. Characteristic periods of fundamental and overtone oscillations of the earth following a deep focus earthquake, Bull. (Web site)

Depth Conversion

  1. Time depth conversion is based on a 3D velocity model from the surface down or from a known reference horizon down. (Web site)
  2. With limited well control, seismic interpretation with accurate time depth conversion becomes the key. (Web site)
  3. This tool is still used by COPI as the best available depth conversion tool. (Web site)

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