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Asbestos Hazard Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive site introduces students to concepts related to asbestos and how geologists analyze asbestos in building materials. The site is divided into three components: the geology of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Igneous Rocks of the Continental Lithosphere part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes present a discussion of mineralogical classification of granitic rocks, definitions of hypersolvus and subsolvus granites, tectonic and chemical classification, and depth of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations

Triangular Plots in Metamorphic Petrology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes discuss the use of three component systems in metamorphic petrology. Common triangular plots used in metamorphic rocks are presented with annotated ternary diagrams. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This set of lecture notes covers factors affecting the mineral assemblages in metamorphic rocks. Topics covered include the phase rule in metamorphism, progressive (prograde) metamorphism, and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Reaction Kinetics/Rates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Metamorphic Reactions, Isograds, and Reaction Mechanisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes cover types of metamorphic reactions. Topics discussed include univariant and divariant reactions, mineral compatibility diagrams (AFM ternary), metamorphic reaction mechanisms, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Metamorphic Processes, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:PTt Relationships
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Medical Geology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is a journal article about the impacts of minerals on human health. The article presents three recent examples of medical geology studies that illustrate the impacts of minerals and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology

Earth Materials and Public Health part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a journal article that describes the current status of five well-known earth materials that regulatory agencies, such as the EPA, have identified as significant health risks. The article ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Home-A-Syst part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This program is designed to help people learn about, investigate and take action on environmental health risks in and around their homes. Topics include drinking water, indoor air quality, lead paint ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Indoor Air Pollution, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Long-lasting Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i Leads to Volcanic-Air Pollution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In 1986 the eruption of Kilauea Volcano changed from the episodic fountaining of lava and gas at Pu`u O`o cone every few weeks to the continuous outpouring of lava from a new vent only 3 kilometers ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations