Structural Geology

What is Structural Geology?


Watch on You Tube

      • Planetary Formation Process [Our Universe Visualized/YouTube] 1 min
      • The Structure of Earth [It’s OK To Be Smart/YouTube] 5 min
      • The Early Earth and Plate Tectonics [Michael Freudiger/NatGeo/YouTube] 5 min


Further Reading


GeoChemistry

Further Reading

        • The Ingredients: A Guided Tour of the Elements by Philip Ball 546 B
        • Napoleon's Buttons by LeCouteur 540 L


Minerals & Mineralogy

Watch on You Tube

        • Silicates 1.mov [Wendy VanNorden/YouTube] 10 min
        • AGPR201 09 09 Tetrahedron [WWCCSoils/YouTube] 2 min
        • Growing Super Salt Crystals - Time Lapse Photography - Experiment #2 : Slide-Lok [SlideLoc/YouTube] 2 min
        • Weird Places: Mexico’s Giant Crystal Cave [SciShow/YouTube] 4 min
        • The Dazzling Minerals Behind Modern Life [NOVA PBS/YouTube] 2 min


Rocks & Petrology


Watch Petrology

        • Igneous Rocks [ClickView AU/NZ/YouTube] 4 min
        • 3 Types of Rocks and The Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic [Free School/YouTube] 4:30 min
        • Identifying Metamorphic Rocks [Earth Rocks!/YouTube] 14 min
        • Identifying Sedimentary Rocks [Earth Rocks!/YouTube] 14 min
        • How a fossil is made - animation Osis [Shannon Ribbons/YouTube] 2 min
        • How Fossils Are Formed [thesingingteranodon1/YouTube] 3 min
        • Earth’s First Rocks [NatGeo/YouTube] 3 min


Unified Theory of Plate Tectonics


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Further Reading


Alaska & The Aleutian Islands


Hawaii


The Cascade Range, Pacific NorthWest US


CS Carbonotite Volcanoes


Iceland


Columbia River Basalt Plateau


Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho


Pompeii & Herculaneum, Stabiae -- Mt. Vesuvius, Italy


Yellowstone National Park, WY -- The Bruno-Jarbridge Caldera


The Shatsky Ridge Submarine Supervolcano


Cascadia Fault Zone


1964 Earthquake, Prince William Sound, Alaska


The San Andreas Faultzone (and San Gabriel Mountains)

Watch

        • 1964 Quake The Great Alaska Earthquake [Geology Page/YouTube] 11:30 min
        • San Francisco Earth Quake- 1989- Great Footage [Chris Kinkade Photography/YouTube] 10:30 min


2011 Fukushima, Japan

2004 Sumatra


Iceland/Bardarbunga & Holuhaurn Eruption of 2014-1

Watch

      • What is a Hot Spot (Educational) [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 2 min
      • 'GMA' Flies Drove Over Erupting Volcano [ABC News/YouTube] 7 min
      • Animation Volcano Iceland 14-19 April [Ritchy72/YouTube] 1 min (Eijafjoll)
      • Life Of Hotspot Volcanic Island (Educational) [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 3 min

Seafloor Spreading & Magnetic Pole Reversals

Watch Seafloor Spreading

      • Sea Floor Spreading & Magnetic Polarity Stripes [Mr. G/YouTube] 20 sec
      • NOVA Magnetic Pole Flip 530,000 Years Overdue & Happening Now? [Global NewsNetwork/YouTube] 55 min
      • Sea Floor Spreading & Plate Tectonic Evidence [Alexandria Cellucci/YouTube] 2 min
      • Sea Floor Spreading with Bill Nye [Kevin Murray/YouTube] 4 min
      • Divergent Boundary—Fast Spreading Ridge Educational [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 1 min


Volcanoes & Volcanism

Further Reading

    • Krakatoa: The Day The World Exploded by Simon Winchester 551.21W
    • Volcanoes: Suggested Reading [USGS]
    • Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change by Fisher, Heiken & Hulen
    • Surtsey by Thorarinsson 551.2 T
    • Kilauea: Case History of a Volcano by Herbert 551.2 H

Watch Volcanism

      • Volcanic Eruptions / How It Happens / The New York Times [The NYTimes/YouTube] 2 min
      • VolcanoMonitoring_GPS.mov [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 39 seconds
      • Drum of water into Erta Ale lava lake [geoffmackley/YouTube] 1:30 min
      • Volcano Eruption: Eruption of Mt. St. Helens (1980) Rare Footage [TheGoldmineofLostCulture/YouTube] 22 min
      • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Volcanoes [EliteDoxx/YouTube] 58 min
      • Volcanoes Around the World [Discover the Ice Age Floods/YouTube] 4 min
      • Volcanoes (explosive eruptions, pyroclastic flows, and lahars) [JoseyWales93/YouTube]
      • Lahars – Volcanic Mudflows [Discover the Ice Age Floods/YouTube] 4:30 min
      • Dome Collapse and Pyroclastic Flow at Unzen Volcano [Geography Video/YouTube] 4 min
      • Lahars in Japan [Apolline Project/YouTube] 1:30 min
      • Lava, Lahars, pyroclastic flow and debris [blubalute/YouTube] (*45 videos)

Earthquakes & Seismology

Further Reading

  • The Big One by Jake Page & Charles Officer 551.00 P (New Madrid Faultzone)
  • When The Mississippi Ran Backwards by Jay Feldman 551.2 F (New Madrid Faultzone)
  • A Dangerous Place by Marc Reisner 979.4 R (California)
  • A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester
  • Disaster! The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 1906 by Dan Kurzman 979.4 K
  • The Raging Sea: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History by Dennis Powers 979.4 P
  • Saving Cascadia by John J. Nance
  • 'Major Offshore Quake Could Surge Inland to Seattle Area' ScienceDaily American Geophysical Union. 2 January 2010. 6 July 2012. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091230183449.htm
  • 'Odds Are About 1-in-3 That Mega-Earthquake Will Hit Pacific Northwest in Next 50 Years, Scientists Say' ScienceDaily Oregon State University. 25 May 2010. 6 July 2012. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100524121250.htm

Watch Seismology

      • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Earthquakes [TheWorldIsBiggerThanMe/YouTube] 60 min
      • Shadow Zones—Seismic waves Vs Light waves [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 3 min
      • Seismic waves [infogenesisgr/YouTube] 1:30 min
      • Reading Travel-Time Curves (IRIS AOTM 9) [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 1:40 min
      • 1964 M9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake – Causes and Effects [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 7 min
      • Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 1 min
      • Seismic Tomography [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 1:30 min
      • Strike-slip fault [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 18 seconds
      • Normal Fault [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 15 seconds
      • Reverse Fault [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 13 seconds
      • Oblique Fault [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 12 seconds
      • Moment Magnitude Explained – What Happened to the Richter Scale? [IRIS EPO/YouTube] 5:40 min
      • 1964 Quake The Great Alaska Earthquake [Geology Page/YouTube] 11:30 min
      • San Francisco Earth Quake- 1989- Great Footage [Chris Kincade Photography/YouTube] 10:30 min
      • Earthquake Animations [IRIS]
      • 'Earthquake Fault Lines in America - ABC News' [MIBStudios/YouTube] 4 min

Tsunami