What are stratovolcanoes?
By: W. H. Lindgren
Stratovolcanoes are some of the most notable, visible, famous geographic forms in the World. In the United States, such mountains as Rainier and St. Helens, Shasta, Hood, Redoubt, Kilauea and Maui are widely known through photographs. Worldwide, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Etna, Mt. Ararat...
By: Gloria Edmonson Nelson
The moment magnitude scale (MMS) was created in 1979 as a means of measuring medium to large earthquakes because of problems and inability to give reliable results (when applied to earthquakes of magnitudes of 7and above) using the Richter Scale, which was developed by Charles...
By: Hai Shunxi
Before the first Earth Day or recycle bin, Mother Nature already had a recycling program in place. Every drop of water, every molecule of air have been endlessly recycled since day one. Most of us don’t know, though, that she also recycles the solid...
How the Earth's surface is reshaped over time
By: Guy Allen
ROCK CYCLE The rock cycle is defined as the set of processes that create, change, and reform the rocks of the earth. Rocks are initially formed from molten material referred to as magma, which lies deep in the earth's crust. As this material moves closer...
An overview on earthquake aftershocks
By: Lenna Gonya
Aftershocks are the smaller, but sometimes just as damaging, earthquakes that occur after the initial shock. They can continue for days, or sometimes for years, but they normally get smaller and less intense with time.In some cases, the aftershock is actually stronger than the...
Proposals to stop global warming
By: Ray Burke
The best way for getting rid of Global Warming is to change the terminologies and to restructure the economic models for combating climate problems. Global Warming is a misnomer to people as it implies everywhere will get warm and there’ll be no winters or...
Causes of ocean currents
By: James Johnson
What causes ocean currents, but also what actually are ocean currents and why do they flow in certain patterns or shift? These are good questions and not as difficult to answer as most think. An ocean current is a large mass of water that moves...
Arguments for Travel to Mars
By: Wes Kelly
To a Desolate Shore While flight to Mars and possible settlement present dangers for individual men and women, the prospect of all humankind simply remaining on Earth presents a danger as well, a danger of eventual physical and spiritual extinction. Mars might appear now as...
By: Tim Harry
The earth is changing, with less ice present at the poles, and less water in many of the world's largest lakes. Whether this change is a natural event or man made is something that is often debated, although the fact that change is occurring is...
What geologists do
By: Guy Allen
Geology and the Work of Geologists Geology is the study of the Earth. The study can further be subdivided into physical geology and historical geology. Physical geology is concerned with the earth materials, surface and interior changes, and the forces involved. Historical geology considers the...

 

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