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Title Comment Keywords
Rocks and Minerals n.a. / n.a. rock, mineral, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, extrusive igneous rock, intrusive igneous rock, clastic sedimentary rock, biologic sedimentary rock, chemical sedimentary rock, foliated metamorphic rock, non-foliated metamorphic rock
Geology of Death Valley National Park n.a. / n.a. Death Valley, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, desert
USGS Geology in the Parks n.a. / n.a. geologic map, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, glossary, education, geologic province, sand dune, cave, glacier, coast, Mojave, Sunset Crater, Lake Mead, Lassen, North Cascades, Joshua Tree, Devils Postpile, Death Valley, Yosemite
North Cascades National Park Geology n.a. / n.a. North Cascades, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, climate, rain, snow
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument n.a. / n.a. Sunset Crater, volcano, cinder cone, lava, seismology, volcanology, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, earthquake, seismogram
Fossils, Rocks, and Time n.a. / n.a. fossil, rock, geologic time
Geology of Lake Mead National Recreation Area n.a. / n.a. Lake Mead, plate tectonic, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map
Deformation of Rocks 13:14 - 14:50 (01:36) / 0.9 MB "Scott Paterson", deformation, strain, rock, "distortion rate", fracture, stress, fold, flow, mantle, temperature, "geologic time", "plate tectonics"
Heat Within the Earth 14:50 - 15:32 (00:42) / 0.4 MB "Jason Saleeby", rock, flow, convection, mantle, heat, "radioactive decay", "plate tectonics", element, uranium, thorium, potassium
Hot Spots 21:20 - 22:09 (00:49) / 0.5 MB plate, "plate tectonics", convection, mantle, rock, lithosphere, "mantle plume", atmosphere, "hot spot", volcano
Rocks Fold 07:33 - 08:03 (00:30) / 0.6 MB structure, "James Sadd", rock, heat, pressure, deformation, fold
Minerals: The Materials of Earth 30 minutes / n.a. mineral, rock, "physical property", "mineral identification", quartz, precipitation, element, "crystal structure", crystal, atom, "metallic mineral", "laboratory analysis", crust, color, "chemical composition"
Minerals Are An Important Raw Material 01:43 - 02:41 (00:58) / 1.3 MB "James Sadd", mineral, rock, crust, "open-pit mine", steel, "iron ore", "sand dune", quartz, glass
Rocks Are Aggregates of Minerals 02:41 - 03:23 (00:42) / 0.8 MB rock, mineral, "granitic rock", orthoclase, quartz, plagioclase, basalt, pyroxene, olivine
How Geologists Use Minerals 03:48 - 05:04 (01:16) / 1.4 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", mineral, geologist, geochronologist, "geologic age", rock, "radioactive element", "sedimentary petrologist", stratigrapher, sediment, "sedimentary rock", mountain, erosion, deformation, "igneous petrologist", "metamorphic petrologist", pressure, temperature, crystallization, magma, metamorphism, "plate tectonics", "structural geologist", magnetism, plate, "plate motion"
Common Minerals 05:04 - 06:08 (01:04) / 1.3 MB mineral, quartz, orthoclase, olivine, plagioclase, "rock forming mineral", rock, geology
Mineral Colors 10:16 - 10:24 (00:08) / 0.2 MB "James Sadd", mineral, color, crystal, rock, "physical property"
Laboratory Analysis of Minerals 12:54 - 13:29 (00:35) / 0.7 MB "James Sadd", "microscopic crystal", geologist, rock, petrologist, "rock composition", "rock origin", sample, "laboratory analysis", "physical property", "mineral identification", mineral
X-Ray Analysis 14:51 - 16:33 (01:42) / 1.4 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", X-ray, "chemical composition", mineral, rock, element, "laboratory analysis"
Beams of Electrons 16:33 - 17:33 (01:00) / 0.9 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", electrons, "laboratory analysis", "thin section", "chemical composition", mineral, rock, pressure, depth, granite, "rock origin", "Whipple Mountains", crust, "rock age", magma
Conclusion 26:21 - 26:56 (00:35) / 0.6 MB "James Sadd", mineral, "precious metal", gem, "industrial mineral", "mineral resource", oil, rock, "geologic history"
Weathering and Soils 30 minutes / n.a. weathering, soil, "chemical weathering", water, rock, plant, erosion, "mechanical weathering", granite, agriculture, climate, "acid rain"
Introduction to Weathering and Soils 00:40 - 01:55 (01:15) / 1.7 MB introduction, "Cleopatra's Needle", mud, Egypt, "United States", atmosphere, humid, "New York City", salt, weathering, "granitic rock", rock, "Earth's surface"
Weathering 01:55 - 03:00 (01:05) / 1.8 MB "James Sadd", rock, "sea floor", uplift, orogeny, regression, "environment of formation", "Earth's surface", weathering, polar, tropic, granite, mineral
Mechanical Weathering 03:00 - 04:38 (01:38) / 2.3 MB "mechanical weathering", weathering, rock, "Earth's surface", "tectonic activity", joint, "pressure release", "granitic dome", Yosemite, crust, uplift, erosion, exfoliation
Minerals and Weathering 09:40 - 10:44 (01:04) / 1.2 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", granite, weathering, mineral, temperature, quartz, feldspar, "chemical weathering", plagioclase, clay, orthoclase, sediment, rock, "sedimentary rock"
Calcium and Phosphorous 13:48 - 15:09 (01:21) / 2.4 MB weathering, "chemical weathering", calcium, phosphorous, element, bone, plant, soil, animal, apatite, granite, phosphate, rock, "food chain", life, vertebrate
Soils 15:09 - 15:35 (00:26) / 1.1 MB weathering, "mechanical weathering", "chemical weathering", soil, plant, humus, rock
Soil Horizons 15:35 - 16:19 (00:44) / 1.0 MB weathering, soil, rock, horizon, "loamy topsoil", "A horizon", "B horizon", "C horizon", humus, plant, rainfall, water, leaching
Climate and Time 17:04 - 17:49 (00:45) / 1.3 MB weathering, soil, climate, "geologic time", rock, "Midwestern United States", "fertile soil", tropic
Causes of Mass Wasting 04:13 - 05:01 (00:48) / 0.9 MB construction, road, building, slope, water, soil, rock, pore space, "surface tension", "mass wasting", stability, over-steepening
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
Desert Dust 12:58 - 13:42 (00:44) / 1.2 MB desert, wind, "desert dust", rock, mineral, plant, animal, ash, detritus, "volcanic ash", atmosphere, storm
Desert Pavement 16:09 - 16:42 (00:33) / 1.5 MB desert, "desert pavement", wind, silt, dust, rock, gravel, erosion
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
Transportation Agent 08:59 - 10:05 (01:06) / 2.3 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", "glacial advance", "glacial retreat", glacier, "glacial ice", "glacial melt", "glacial flow", rock, silt, "mechanical weathering", bedrock, erosion, "glacial polish", topography, stream, snout
Mountains and Rivers 12:59 - 13:34 (00:35) / 0.7 MB "James Sadd", beach, sediment, deposition, erosion, transportation, shoreline, mountain, river, weathering, rock, "long-shore current", breakwater, human
Petroleum Exploration 04:15 - 05:00 (00:45) / 0.8 MB "Stephen Scott", exploration, structure, oil, gas, density, geologist, "seismic wave", crust, rock, hardness, "rock formation", "rock layer", contact, reflection, image
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