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Chapter Challenge

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm, Chapter 4: Chapter Challenge.


Reference

Bedrock Geology

Florida

Geologic Map of the State of Florida, Florida Geological Survey
Geologic map showing the rock types found in Florida.

Geology, University of Florida
Describes the geologic terrain of Florida.

Data and Maps, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Provides links to geologic maps at the county scale.

Basic Central Florida Geology, The Florida Speleological Society
Describes the geology of Florida.

Alaska

Generalized Geologic Map of Alaska, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Geologic map showing the rock types found in Alaska.

Ground Water Atlas of the United States - Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands, USGS
Describes the geology of Alaska.

Relief and Slopes

Florida

Terraces and Shorelines of Florida, Florida Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Geology
Map showing the relief of terraces.

Alaska

Slope Instability Hazards, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Describes the hazards associated with unstable slopes in Alaska.

Drainage Basin Geometry

Florida

Sinkholes, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Describes the karst landforms found in Florida.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Overview of the occurrence and movement of groundwater in Florida.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Examines the Florida aquifer system.

Alaska

Groundwater Related Hazards, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Overview of groundwater supply and movement in Alaska.

Ground Water Atlas of the United States - Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands, USGS
Looks at Alaska’s system of runoff and groundwater.

Rivers, Flow Conditions, and Potential for Flooding

Florida

Florida Geological Survey - Hazards – Floods, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Examines the factors that affect river flooding in Florida.

Alaska

Coastal and River Hazards, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Examines the factors that affect river flooding in Alaska.

Mass Movements

Florida

Florida Geological Survey - Hazards – Landslides, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Describes the occurrence of landslides in Florida.

Alaska
Slope Instability Hazards, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Information on mass-movement landforms and processes in Alaska.

Landforms and Surface Mobility

Florida

Florida Geological Survey - Hazards – Sinkholes, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Describes the occurrence of sinkholes in Florida.

Sinkhole Type, Development, and Distribution in Florida, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Map showing the occurrence of sinkholes in Florida.

Alaska

Famous Landforms in Alaska, USA Today
Overview of landforms found throughout Alaska.

Soils and Soil-Related Hazards

Florida

Florida Geological Survey - Hazards - Problem Soils, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Overview of soil shrinking, swelling, and subsidence in Florida.

Alaska

Permafrost and Periglacial Related Hazards, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Looks at the geologic hazards associated with permafrost in Alaska.

Other Important Geomorphic Factors

Sinkholes, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Examines the occurrence of sinkholes in Florida.

Other Factors that Might Make Building Risky

Florida

Coastal Erosion, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Looks at the causes of coastal erosion in Florida.

Florida Geological Survey - Hazards – Earthquakes, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Looks at the incidence of earthquakes in Florida.

Florida Geological Survey - Hazards – Geochemical, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Examines naturally occurring hazardous toxic elements in Florida.

Florida Geological Survey - Hazards – Tsunamis, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Examines the possibility of a tsunami impacting the Atlantic or Gulf Coasts of Florida.

Florida Geological Survey - Hazards - Rip Currents, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Looks at the hazards associated with rip currents in Florida.

Alaska

Hazards, USGS
Overview of the hazards associated with plate movements in Alaska.

About Alaska’s Volcanoes, Alaska Volcano Observatory
Looks at the hazards associated with Alaska’s numerous volcanoes.

Alaska Earthquake Information Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
General information on the occurrence of earthquakes in Alaska.

Volcano Hazards, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Describes the occurrence of volcanoes in Alaska.

Glacier Hazards, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Examines the occurrence of glaciers in Alaska and their associated hazards.

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