Welcome to the online supplement for the Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology.
The weblinks included in this chapter were chosen to help you with the following learning objectives:
- Experiment with models to determine how earthquake
damage to buildings is related to the Earth
materials on which they are constructed. Apply
your experimental results to evaluate earthquake
hazards and human risks in San Francisco.
- Graph seismic data to construct and evaluate
travel time curves for P-waves, S-waves, and
L-waves. Use seismograms and your travel time
curves to locate the epicenter of an earthquake.
- Analyze and evaluate active faults using remote
sensing and geologic maps.
- Interpret seismograms to infer relative movements
along the New Madrid Fault System
within the North American Plate.
Explore real-time earthquake data, hazards, and
impacts on humans using resources from the