Dr. Thompson's Earth ScienceHome Page

 

 Dr. Carol Thompson

Quartz amethyst, one of the most recognized quartz gem stones. Quartz is one of the most diverse natural substances known. This beautiful purple crystal formation is from the gem and mineral collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. http://galaxy.einet.net/images/gems/gems-icons.html

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 E-Mail: cthompson@tarleton.edu

 

 

 

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All material for this class is now on Blackboard
http://online.tarleton.edu/Dual/DualLoginPage.htm

 

Geologic Web Sites of Interest

Space

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
Lots of background data on NASA missions, good pictures

http://planetscapes.com/
Lots of information on the planets and other bodies in the solar system

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/
Another part of jpl, this one is intended to provide data for researchers and education
 
 

Earth Dynamics
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/understanding.html
A great site explaining how plate tectonics works.

 

Mineralogy
http://www.gimizu.de/sgmcol/
Good pictures from the Smithsonian Gem and Mineral collection

http://un2sg4.unige.ch/athena/mineral/mineral.html
Not many graphics, but good information on minerals

http://www.theimage.com/mineral/minerals1.html
A commercial site, but with excellent information on minerals

http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/anon/mineral.htm
A list of mineralogy resources from the University of Houston
 
 

Rocks
http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rmr/
Rob's Granite Page specializes in Texas granite

http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/table.html
Bob's Rock Shop: A potpourri of various rock and mineral articles, pictures, etc.

http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/docs/parks/noca/sb13granite.html
How to make granite- magmatic differentiation

http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/rxmin/rock.html
A brief review of rocks and minerals, good pictures

Volcanoes
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/
Michigan Technological University Volcano Page: Lots of volcano information and images about recent and ongoing activity, and a geographic list of individual volcano pages with eruption reports (including many GVN Bulletin reports) and other information. Sections on volcanic hazards mitigation, remote sensing of volcanoes, a list of on-line journals related to volcanology, and some volcano humor.

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/
VolcanoWorld: Educational site for those interested in learning about volcanoes

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/home.html
U.S. Geological Survey: Cascades Volcano Observatory
This observatory studies the eruptive history and hazards of the Cascade Range volcanoes.

http://volcanology.geol.ucsb.edu/
Volcano Information Center provide links to websites that are resources for data not contained in VIC and to inform the user about general volcanology in an organized way, including features of volcanoes, volcanic eruptions and volcanic hazards
 
 

Earthquakes
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/
USGS Earthquake information

http://www.geo.arizona.edu/saso/Info/index.html
The Southern Arizona Seismic Observatory