The Glossary of Geology

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This documentary, in the form of a satellite map, provides examples of geology terminology throughout the world that you can zoom in close on to see where the depressions, eductions, eskers, fabric, folds, faults, joints, horses, hoodoos, intrusions, kettles, lava fields, melanges, monadnocks, polje, rifts, roof pendants, stratum, talus actually are. The map legend contains Wikipedia descriptions of various geological terminologies that are color and symbol coded to examples of each term.

The intent is to improve your understanding of geology by enabling you to experience it by taking you to the actual site of the geology examples and view them with mountains by activating the 3D Terrain mode in the If you activate the 3D Terrain in the Base Globe menu and use the compass on the upper left you can rotate the map and raise the horizon to view mountains in 3D.

Geology is the study of the Earth – how it works and its 4.5 billion-year history. Geologists study some of society’s most important problems, such as energy, water, and mineral resources; the environment; climate change; and natural hazards like landslides, volcanoes, earthquakes, and floods. There is currently a shortage of well-trained geoscientists and the demand is growing. Why study geology, UNC Chapel Hill

Sources of this map:

- Iowa State University department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences’ Glossary of geologic terms
- Wikipedia’s Glossary of geology