GEOL 1010-003   Spring 2016

Joseph R. Smyth  Benson 340B

Section 004 12:00 - 12:50, MWF, BESC 180

Office Hours, Mon, Wed at 11:00 (or by appointment)

    

Text: Grotzinger, Jordan

Understanding Earth (Seventh Edition) (2014) Freeman

ISBN 978-1-4641-3874-4

Understanding Earth (Sixth Editon, 2010) will be adequate and used copies should be available for much less than the seventh.

Syllabus revision date  13 April, 2016 

 

Jan. 11   Introduction Earth Systems, Chapter 1  PowerPoint

Jan. 13   Systems and Plate Tectonics, Chapter 1&2

Jan. 15   Plate Tectonics Chapter 2 Power Point

Jan 18  MLK Day Holiday

Jan. 20   Plate Tectonics, Chapter 2 Homework3

Jan. 22   Earth Materials, Chapter 3 PowerPoint

 

Jan. 25   Earth Materials Chapter 3 Homework4

Jan. 27   Igneous Rocks, Chapter 4 Intrusives  

Jan. 29     Igneous Rocks, Chapter 4 Intrusives Homework5

 

Feb. 1   Sediments & Sedimentary Rocks  Chapter 5  PowerPoint

Feb. 3  Sedimentary Rocks  Review Term&Essays1 Sample Essay Answers

Feb. 5    Class Test 1  Sample Test  Answers

 

Feb. 8  Sediments & Metamorphism Chapter 6

Feb. 10  Metamorphism  Chapter 6 PowerPoint GeolEnvirs Homework6

Feb. 12  Deformation: Folds and Faults, Chapter 7 Power Point

 

Feb. 15   Clocks in the Rocks: Geologic Time Chapter 8  Power Point Homework7

Feb. 17: Solar System and formation of planets; Chapter 9  Power Point Homework8

Feb. 19   Solar System and formation of planets; Chapter 9 Homework9

 

Feb 22  Evolution of the Continents, Chapter 10Power Point

Feb. 24  Geobiology, Chapter 11 PowerPoint Homework10

Feb.  26  Geobiology, Chapter 11 Homework11

 

Feb. 29    Volcanoes, Chapter 12  PowerPoint

Mar. 2   Volcanoes & Review

Mar. 4   Review and Class Test 2 Sample Test Answers

 

Mar. 8   Volcanoes , Chapter 12  PowerPoint  Homework12

Mar. 10     Volcanoes, Earthquakes   , Chapters 12& 13  PowerPoint

Mar. 12  Earthquakes Chapter 13    Homework 13

 

Mar. 15 Earth Interior, Chapter 14 PowerPoint   Homework 14

Mar. 17 Climate, Chapter 15  PowerPoint  

Mar. 18 Climate  Chapter 15 PowerPoint Homework15

 

Mar 29-25  Spring Break

Some Geology news

http://news.yahoo.com/rare-diamond-reveals-earths-interior-wet-181429521.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26553115

http://ruby.colorado.edu/~smyth/Research/Papers/nature3-14.pdf

 

 

Mar. 28  Lecture cancelled  Lecture video   Chapter 15 PowerPoint

Mar. 30  Weathering, Erosion, soils , Chapter 16 PowerPoint

Apr. 1  Weathering erosio  & soils Chapter 16 & Review

 

 

Apr. 4 - Class Test 3 Sample Test  SampleAnswers

Apr. 6 –Groundwater and Hydrologic Cycle& Review, Chapter 17  PowerPoint

Apr. 8 – Streams, Chapter 18 PowerPoint Deserts Chapters 18 & 19

 

 

Apr. 11: Deserts Chapter 19  PowerPoint Homework19

Apr. 13:  Oceans and Coastal processes Chapter 20 PowerPoint 

Apr. 15: Oceans and Coastlines, Chapter 20 PowerPoint Homework20

 

Apr. 18: Glaciers, Chapter 21 PowerPoint Homework21

Apr. 20: Landscape Evolution, Chapter 22 Power Point

Apr. 22 Climate change and human impacts, Chapter 23 PowerPoint

 

Apr. 25 Climate change and human impacts, Chapter 23 PowerPoint

Apr. 27 – Review

Apr 29    Class Test 4 Sample Test  Sample-answers

 

 

 

 

This is a high resolution radar elevation image of the state suitable for framing.

Colorado State Elevation Map (Large file 225 Mbyte)