Physical Geology References

Maps and National Parks Geology

General Geology Links Chemicals
and Minerals
Extrusive Rocks
Intrusive Activity
/Igneous Rocks
Sediments and
Sedimentary Rock
Geologic Structures Earthquakes Earth Interior
Sea Floor Plate Tectonics Mountain Belts/
Continental Crust
Time and Geology Mass Wasting
Stream Action/
Ground Water Glaciers Deserts/
Wind Action

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Maps and National Parks Geology

  • The National Parks Service
  • AIPG in Texas
  • Big Bend National Park - TAMU
  • TCU Site with Lots of Info on Big Bend
  • Visible Earth from NASA
  • Color Landform Atlas of the United States
  • OnLine Geolgy Field Trips
  • Topographic Maps
  • A Tapestry of Time and Terrain
  • MAPTECH- Map Server

    General Geology Sites

  • Earth Bulletin
  • Better Living throught Geospatial Analysis - NASA
  • National Geophysical Data Center - NOAA
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Dr. Ron Blakey - Professor of Geology
  • Geologylink geologic glossary
  • Physical Maps - National Geographic
  • EarthZone - News
  • Paleo-Net
  • Geology Sources
  • NASA -Planet Earth

    Atoms, Elements and Minerals

  • The Mineral Gallery- Physical Characteristics
  • Athena - Mineralogy
  • Smithsonian Mineral and Gem Collection
  • Texas Geology and Minerals

    Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks

  • Tungsten Resources: A Kid's Guide to Volcanoes
  • How Volcanoes Work
  • USGS Site on Volcanoes
  • Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
  • Giant Volcanoes: New Prediction Problem - Why Files
  • Volcano Hazards Program USGS
  • Volcano World
  • Plate Tectonics Animation: with an interactive map, volcanoes, quakes, rates of plate motion
  • Welcome to the Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page

    Intrusive Activity and the Origin of Igneous Rocks

  • Igneous Rocks Lesson
  • Igneous Rocks Occurrence
  • Igneous Rock Classification
  • Rock Hounds
  • Igneous Rock Classification

    Weathering and Soils

  • Weathering Lesson
  • Weathering Lesson with Photos
  • Lightning Explorer
  • Diagram of the Rock Cycle
  • TOMS - Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Weathering and Erosion

    Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks

  • Sedimentary Rocks Lesson
  • The Rock Cycle
  • Sedimentary Rocks

    Metamophism, Metamorphic Rock and Hypothermal Rocks

  • Metamorphic Rock Lesson
  • Metamorphic Processes
  • How Metamorphic Rocks are Formed
  • Metamorphic Rock Tour

    Geological Structures

  • Geology from Space
  • Geological Structure
  • Virtual Cave
  • Caving Canada
  • Virtual Earth Trips
  • Geology of the Sideling Hill Road Cut


  • Current World Seismicity
  • Earthquake Information USGS
  • Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics and Structural Geology Resources
  • Live Interactive Sesimic Server -USGS
  • Things to Learn about Earthquakes
  • Virtual Earthquakes
  • Tsunami - The Big Wave
  • Tsunami Info from USC
  • Tsunami from Washington State
  • Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes
  • The Modified Mercalli Scale of Earthquake Intensity
  • USGS-Earthquake Information
  • University of Nevado-Earthquake Information

    The Earth Interior

  • The Dynamic Earth
  • Internet Geyser Resources
  • Earths Interior
  • New Look inside the Earth

    The Sea Floor

  • Vents Program (NOAA)
  • Sea Floor Map
  • Mid Ocean Ridges (wait for the animation)
  • Sea Floor Spreading (wait for the animation)
  • Lowest Elevation - Dead Sea
  • Deepest Place in the Ocean
  • Dive and Discover

    Plate Tectonics

  • Savage Earth
  • Savage Earth (Animations)
  • Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker
  • A Lesson in Plate Tectonics
  • Paleomap Project
  • USGS Dynamic Earth: Plate Tectonics

    Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust

  • Mountain Frontiers
  • Orogenesis - Mountain Building
  • 50 States Highpoints
  • Physical Maps
  • US Relief Map
  • Biggest Mountain
  • Formation of the Himalayas
  • Global Relief Maps
  • National Geographic - Mount Everest

    Time and Geology

  • Fossils, Rocks and Time
  • Virtual Dating
  • Time Lesson
  • Relative Dating
  • Absolute Dating
  • UCMP - Geological Time
  • UCMP - Geology and Geological Time
  • UCMP - Tours through Time
  • Radiocarbon Web Info

    Mass Wasting

  • Landslide!
  • Mast Wasting Features
  • Types of Mass Wasting
  • Mass-wasting (technical)

    Streams, Stream Action and Landscape Development

  • Stream Features
  • All Along a River
  • Rivers and Streams
  • Lots of Information on the San Jancito River
  • Virtual River

    Ground Water

  • Water Where You Live - EPA
  • Surf Your Watershed
  • USGS Earths Water
  • NASA Observatorium Hydrological Cycle
  • The Hydrologic Cycle


  • National Ice Center
  • Antarctic Ice Shelves and Icebergs
  • Gifts of the Glaciers
  • World Data Center - Glaciers
  • Glaciers and Glaciation- Ice Sheets and Glacial Lakes
  • Glaciers and Glacial Ages
  • Glacier Image Database
  • Glacier - from Rice University
  • Glacial Features

    Deserts and Wind Action

  • Weather Basics USA Today
  • Forces and Winds
  • Driest Place

    Waves, Beaches and Coasts

  • Oceanography - Office of Naval Research
  • The Tide Pool Page
  • Beach Erosion
  • Castles in the Sand
  • NOAA - Costal Relief Maps
  • What is an El Nino
  • What is an La Nina
  • Costal and Marine Program Highlights Online

  • Web HTML - email RM Chute