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Mineral map of cuprite, USGS photo.

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Applet:Decay part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features an animation of the process of radioactive decay. Users can select the half life of the nuclei and watch them decay away as a function of time. Shown also is a histogram of the ...

GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Global Ocean Data Analysis Project is a cooperative effort to coordinate global synthesis projects. Cruises conducted as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment, JGOFS, and ...

Uranium Human Health Fact Sheet part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-page PDF fact sheet briefly describes uranium; what it is, where it comes from, and how it is used. Information is also provided about the human health risks of uranium, including the ...

Global Change 1 Lectures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Michigan lists the lectures and labs for the Global Change 1 course. Each lecture includes definitions and images that enhance the subject matter, and a self-test is ...

Radiometric Dating part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity leads students through derivations of the equations associated with radiometric dating: the radioactive decay equation, the half-life equation and the age equation. After the equations ...

Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, introductory geology students are challenged to a Sherlock Holmes-style mystery in which they construct their own decay curves of melting ice to determine time-zero. In the process, ...

Trace Elements and Isotopes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 93-slide PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation discusses the compatibility of elements, addressing Goldschmidt's Rules, fractionation, and ...

Magma Generation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers the origin of basaltic magmas. Two types of basalt in ocean basins are compared (tholeiitic and ...

Radioactive Decay Calculator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online calculator computes radioactive decay, timed decay, and timed solid disposal for a databank containing 116 isotopes. It also features University of British Columbia disposal limits and a ...

Igneous Rocks of the Convergent Margins part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This set of lecture notes discusses the occurrence and tectonic settings of igneous rocks near convergent plate margins. A discussion of petrography includes major element composition, calc-alkaline ...

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