Geology

Some of our favorite web sites are summarized below. Other equally worthwhile geo-web sites & blogs are listed and linked in this page’s sidebar.

SEPM Stratigraphy Web Site

SEPM Strata which is focused on many aspects of stratigraphy, particularly sequence stratigraphy.  The site was originally developed by Dr. Kendall, now a Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. Strata is an excellent resource for stratigraphy.

As stated on the Strata web site, its purpose is – “Using a combination of linked text, images, and short movies this page is designed to help the above users gain an instant understanding of the principles of sequence stratigraphy. Often persons exposed to this topic for the first time, even experienced sedimentary stratigraphers, are confused with the extensive terminology of this burgeoning science and the complex geometric response of the sedimentary record to changing rates of sedimentation and relative sea level (whether this latter is the product of world wide changes in sea level [eustasy], or vertical tectonic movement). This web site is designed to help navigate these common problems while helping improve the users understanding of the sedimentary section of the earths crust and the principles of this important earth science discipline.”


Association for Women Geoscientists

The Association for Women Geoscientists is an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers. Membership is open to anyone who supports AWG’s goals. Become a member today! Go to the AWG web site at: “AWG”.


 

The United States Geological Survey has long been a mainstay for geological maps, geological publications, and imagery. Link to their web site“USGS Science” for more information on their data.

One of the best web sites that we have found for background on geologic units is one maintained bythe U.S. Geological Survey – Geologic Names Lexicon”GEOLEX”.  The Geolex database contains 16,005 entries. 75% of the unit names from the USGS Geologic Names Committee (GNC) card catalog have been entered in the database. Several thousand unit names remain to be checked and entered.  90% of the unit names from the CD-ROM, “Stratigraphic Nomenclature Databases for the United States, its Possessions and Territories,” DDS-6, 1996, USGS, have been entered. Go to: “Map Database” for more information.


geology.com

Geology.com offers news and information about geology. The site also provides a godd section on teaching resources for earth science. Go to the site at: “Geology.com“.


Digital Library for Earth Science Education

The Digital Library for Earth Science Education (DLESE) is a free resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. DLESE’s development was funded by the National Science Foundation and continues to be built by a distributed community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels. Link to the site at : “DLESE”.


Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century

This site contains resources for teaching structural geology mainly at the undergraduate level. Site content includes links to varied activities, internet and computer resources, and useful articles and maps. Link to the site at: “Structural Geology”.


Doug Henderson’s Marine Paleo-Life Art

In 1991, Patricia Lauber’s Living with Dinosaurs was published by Maxwell Macmillan International Publishing Group. The book was written about life during the late Cretaceous (75 million years ago) and was illustrated with 26 new paleo-life artworks created by Douglas Henderson. Marine creatures, birds and Pteranodons were the subjects of many of his paintings. Doug Henderson has generously given me permission to use these pictures as illustrations on the Oceans of Kansas Paleontology webpage. Visit this web site at:“Doug’s Paleo-Art”.