GEL 100 - Physical Geology

An introduction to earth processes, physical geology includes the study of the formation of common rocks, minerals and economic mineral deposits, the structure of the earth's interior, and geological processes that create the surface landscape. Human and environmental hazards are also examined. Laboratory work includes the study of rocks, minerals, topographic maps, landforms, and geologic maps. Field trips may also be required.


Prerequisites: (Students are expected to have had adequate high school preparation in algebra, trigonometry, and chemistry). Required of majors in the Earth-Space Sciences.

 

Field Trip Photos - special thanks to Wayne Lehman, Bill Reichert, Megan Blackman and Lehigh Anthracite (John Hadesty)

 

2009 GEL 100 Field Trip
2009 GEL 100 Field Trip to Wadesville Quarry - active strip mine of the Mammoth Coal Vein

Fall 2015 Field Trip
Spring 2015 Field Trip
Fall 2014 Field Trip 1 and Field Trip 2
Spring 2014 Field Trip
Fall 2013 Field Trip 1 and Field Trip 2
Spring 2013 Field Trip
Fall 2012 Field Trip 1 and Field Trip 2
Spring 2012 Field Trip
Fall 2011 Field Trip 1 and Field Trip 2
Spring 2011 Field Trip 1 and Field Trip 2
Fall 2010 Field Trip 1 and Field Trip 2
Spring 2010 Field Trip
Fall 2009 Field Trip 1 and Field Trip 2



Physical Geology Modules

Module 01 - Distance, Time, and Velocity
Module 02 - Exponents and Fractions
Module 03 - Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Module 04 - Unit Conversions
Module 05 - Areas and Volumes
Module 06 - Interpolation
Module 07 - Ratio Scale Conversions
Module 08 - Contouring . . . Contour Maps to Print
Module 09 - Latitude and Longitude Determination
Module 10 - Profiling . . . Profilng Maps to Print and Graph Paper to Print
Module 11 - Azimuth and Quadrant
Module 12 - Earthquake Rupture Time
Module 13 - Faults
Module 14 - Folds
Module 15 - Cross Section Construction . . . Geologic Maps to Print and Graph Paper to Print
Module 16 - Discharge
Module 17 - Gradient and Porosity
Module 18 - Darcy's Law
Module 19 - Speed of Groundwater Flow
Module 20 - Combined Application of Darcy's Law 

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