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Title Comment Keywords
Plate Boundaries 01:04 - 02:38 (01:34) / 0.8 MB "James Sadd", collision, valley, mountain, plate, crust, continent, "plate margin", earthquake, volcano, "deep-sea trench", "San Andreas Fault", California, "North American Plate", "Pacific Plate", orogeny, "geologic hazard", oil, "mineral resource", landscape, mechanism
Rift Zone 02:59 - 04:01 (01:02) / 1.4 MB "plate tectonics", "convergent plate margin", Iceland, "mid-Atlantic ridge", "mid-oceanic ridge", rift, landscape, earthquake, geyser, "hot spring", crust, "lava flow", "volcanic ash", basalt, fissure, volcano, plate, magma, "divergent plate"
Rifts Split Continents 04:01 - 04:35 (00:34) / 0.3 MB Africa, continent, rift, "divergent plate", landscape, crust, "Saudi Arabia", "Red Sea", valley, "Gulf of Aden", ocean, "Atlantic Ocean", "plate tectonics"
Continental Margin Subduction 08:41 - 09:05 (00:24) / 0.3 MB "plate tectonics", subduction, "continental margin", continent, andesite, "volcanic chain", volcano, landscape, eruption, "divergent plate", magma, gas, basalt, viscosity
Uniformitarianism 07:33 - 08:39 (01:06) / 2.0 MB "James Hutton", Bible, "Theory of Uniformity", Uniformitarianism, uniformity, river, sediment, "sea floor", "sedimentary rock", Scotland, flood, landscape
Mass Wasting 02:02 - 03:25 (01:23) / 2.3 MB "James Sadd", "geologic hazard", "mass wasting", Armero, gravity, mountain, slope, landslide, boulder, road, landform, "Earth's surface", "sea floor", "plate tectonics", orogeny, landscape
Conclusion 26:22 - 26:59 (00:37) / 1.4 MB "James Sadd", "mass wasting", "geologic hazard", landscape, evolution, humans, slope, stability, water
Grand Canyon 01:22 - 02:31 (01:09) / 1.1 MB "James Sadd", "Grand Canyon", "John Wesley Powell", geology, "sedimentary rock", "Colorado River", landscape, "geologic time", "geologic history", "mineral composition", "grain size", "grain shape", structure, "rock color", climate, "vegetation pattern", shoreline, topography, "Earth's surface", sediment
Reconstructing Ancient Landscapes 17:49 - 18:37 (00:48) / 1.0 MB "sedimentary rock", "clastic sediment", "sedimentary structure", geologist, "mud crack", "ripple mark", cross-bedding, landscape, "San Andreas Fault", "San Gabriel Fault", "Ridge Basin", "Southern California", basin, mountain
Rivers On Landscape 02:43 - 03:15 (00:32) / 0.6 MB river, landscape, canyon, valley, meadow, delta, erosion, transportation, deposition, sediment
Flood Plains 12:12 - 13:14 (01:02) / 1.0 MB "James Sadd", meander, flood, floodplain, flatland, river, "river channel", riverbank, bank, landscape, humans, Tigris, Eurphrates, Mesopotamia, Yangtze, "Huang Ho", China, Nile, Egypt, crop, "muddy sediment", nutrient, deposition, irrigation, "geologic hazard", agriculture
Flooding Hazards 24:59 - 26:12 (01:13) / 2.5 MB "James Sadd", "Mississippi River", river, flood, landscape, discharge, water, humans, civilization, "geologic hazard", "United States"
Conclusion 26:12 - 26:57 (00:45) / 1.4 MB "James Sadd", river, "geologic time", climate, slope, "tectonic activity", vegetation, bedrock, crust, sediment, sea, transportation, "Earth's surface", landscape
Running Water II: Landscape Evolution 30 minutes / n.a. river, "Mississippi River", sediment, valley, stream, landscape, erosion, dam, flow-rate, flood, deposition
Introduction to Landscape Evolution 00:40 - 01:58 (01:18) / 1.4 MB introduction, "James Sadd", landscape, river, stream, "Grand Canyon", rock, landform, "Colorado River", valley, transportation, sediment
Landscape Evolution 03:46 - 04:30 (00:44) / 1.5 MB "Douglas D. Rhodes", landscape, "William Morris Davis", river, stream, slope, plain, youthful, mature, "old age", "Appalachian Mountains", uplift, "potential energy", valley
Landscape Maturity 04:30 - 05:47 (01:17) / 1.8 MB "Douglas D. Rhodes", landscape, mature, uplift, stream, valley, slope, youthful, energy, erosion, "base level", degradation, floodplain, peneplain, "old age"
Rock Type, Rock Structure, and Climate 05:47 - 06:58 (01:11) / 1.5 MB "William Morris Davis", geologist, uplift, erosion, landscape, modeling, "tectonic activity", "rock type", structure, climate, fold, fault, sand, clay, "Earth's surface", slope, "Grand Canyon", "sedimentary rock", weathering, arid, vegetation, canyon, time
Rejuvenation 08:02 - 09:07 (01:05) / 1.2 MB "Dee Trent", stream, river, landscape, erosion, uplift, "base level", geologist, rejuvenation, landform, "stream terrace", valley, meander, floodplain
Deltas 10:05 - 11:08 (01:03) / 1.4 MB "Dee Trent", valley, river, landscape, landform, stream, ocean, lake, "flow velocity", deposition, delta, slope, gradient, sediment, deposition, distributary, "river channel"
Riverside Life 25:06 - 25:54 (00:48) / 1.1 MB civilization, river, riverside, bank, landscape, landform, "geologic hazard"
Conclusion 25:54 - 26:57 (01:03) / 1.3 MB "James Sadd", landscape, humans, landform, desert, rainstorm, flood, wind, slope, "tectonic activity", "Grand Canyon", "Colorado River", stream, water, "Earth's surface"
Regions of Infrequent Precipitation 03:06 - 04:14 (01:08) / 1.4 MB desert, landscape, Antarctica, polar, Alaska, sand, "Mojave Desert", precipitation, evaporation, "subtropical desert", Equator, humid, rainfall, "tropical rainforest", tropic, subtropic, arid
Wind Agent 12:25 - 12:58 (00:33) / 0.9 MB "James Sadd", desert, landscape, wind, sand, silt, transportation, dune, continent, "ocean basin"
Introduction to Glaciers 00:40 - 01:38 (00:58) / 1.5 MB introduction, "James Sadd", landscape, glacier, mountain, Alps, "Himalaya Mountains", Rockies, "Yosemite Valley", "Sierra Nevada", river, valley, lake, "North American Continent", "Great Lakes", loch, Scotland, agriculture, soil, China, "Soviet Union", Canada, "glacial ice", rock, silt, transportation, wind, "fertile soil", erosion
Sea Level Drop 15:37 - 16:41 (01:04) / 1.1 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", "Ice Age", glacier, landscape, coastline, ocean, "sea level", continent, stream, erosion, river, "glacial melt", discharge, flood, valley, inlet, harbor, estuary, sediment
Rising Landmasses 16:41 - 17:13 (00:32) / 0.5 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", glacier, "glacial melt", "Ice Age", "glacial retreat", landscape, landmass, continent, "Hudson Bay", uplift
Depositional Environment 18:26 - 19:30 (01:04) / 1.4 MB "Chester C. Langway Jr.", "Ice Age", landscape, glacier, "glacial ice", snowfall, deposition, "glacial environment", "ice sheet", "atmospheric process", atmosphere, pollen, "volcanic ash", meteorite, "ancient air bubble", climate
Conclusion 26:06 - 26:57 (00:51) / 0.8 MB "James Sadd", coastline, landscape, humans, beach, geologist, "geologic hazard"
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