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#Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison @BlackCanyonNPS | EPOD @EarthPic | #geology #landform

This Earth Science Picture of the Day has two images of the canyon and describes its formation by Ray Boren.

Flume – Low head dam installation effects on coarse sediment transport | SERC media

Geomorpholgy of a river: What happens when you install a dam and how the sediment transport changes.

What Are You Flying Over? This #Geoscience #MobileApp Will Tell You | @SmithsonianMag

An article describing the start and functions of the Univerity of Minnesota's Flyover Country app. Using GPS, offline geologic maps and interactive points of interests reveal the locations of paleontological and georeferenced Wikipedia articles from your airplane window seat, vehichle or trail. The app was developed by a UMD geology student.

How Large Can #Crystals Grow? | @Forbes | #minerals

An article providing examples of several large mineral crystals found in the context of Jules Verne's A Jouney to the Center of the Earth.

Geology | Minnesota River Basin Data Center | #MN #glacial #geology #landscape #videos

An "Ask an Expert" page listing 10 short videos of the geology of the Minnesota River Basin by Dr. Carrie Jennings, a glacial geologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Topics include: Story of Lake Aggasiz and Glacial River Warren; geology and water quality; some of Earth's oldest rocks; What is a glacial moraine?; and the bend in the Minnesota River Valley. Additional resource links to: 360 panoramic view; flash animations on MN glaciation and River Warren and valley formation; and a pdf on a DNR excerpt on the Geology of the Minnesota River Basin.

Accessing Minnesota's Geological Data using ArcGIS On line | #MN #geology #GIS

Access Minnesota's geological data in one site--from a state geologic map to a 3D outcrop of the Platteville Fm. An ESRI story map.

The most groundbreaking scientist you've never heard of... | #TedEd #Science #history #video

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This 4:32 TedEd lesson by Addison Anderson, with animation by Anton Bogaty, recounts the little-known legacy of Nickolas Steno to the fields of geology, paleontology and biology. It was Steno's insistence on empiricism over blind history that influenced the likes of Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin.

Eruptions, Earthquakes & Emissions | Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program | #tectonics #animation

The "Eruptions, Earthquakes, & Emissions" web application (or "E3") is a time-lapse animation of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes since 1960. It also shows volcanic gas emissions (sulfur dioxide, SO2) since 1978 — the first year satellites were available to provide global monitoring of SO2. Similar to Alan Jone's Seismic/Eruption desktop program.

Introducing students to geoheritage during Earth Science Week 2016 | GeoEd Trek | AGU Blogosphere

Lesson idea for Geoheritage during Earth Science Week 2016 and link to NPS-AGI Geoheritage publication. The lesson is to find 9 images that are licensed with Creative Commons, link and decrribe each image with one of the 9 literacy principles, and reference the images.