Walter Borowski

Geography and Geology

Eastern Kentucky University

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Activities (3)

Introduction to well logs for use in the petroleum industry part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
This exercise uses a suite of well logs (aka electric logs) to interpret lithology within a stratigraphic section and to determine fluid content within borehole rocks.

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Expedition to the PreCambrian part of Cutting Edge:Early Earth:Activities
A group exercise that investigates geological, atmospheric, hydrologic, and biological conditions during the Hadean, Archean, and Proterozoic. Students will plan a trip to a certain time period within the Precambrian, research critical environmental clues, and report their findings with a group presentation to the class. Note: This activity is still under development and has not yet been used in the classroom. We encourage instructors to add supporting information or to try this activity and suggest changes or additions.

Using Well Logs in the Petroleum Industry part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
This exercise shows how well logs are used in the petroleum industry. It is designed as a first exposure to well logs for undergraduate geology majors and introduces not only well logs and their interpretation as proxies for stratigraphic sections, but also investigates concepts of porosity and permeability, oil reservoirs, and structural traps.


Global Environmental Obstacles part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
The course uses Mackenzie's Our Changing Planet as a template and investigates world population, diminishing water resources, anthropogenic effects on the atmosphere (ozone hole and acid rain), and global warming. While assessing these global environmental problems, students will learn about deep time, cycling of substances, plate tectonics, and geologic climate change.

Other Contributions (2)

Sedimentary Geology part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Courses
Examination of sedimentary processes and products, the characteristics and origins of sedimentary rocks and their related depositional environments, and application of these principles to solving geological problems. Laboratory develops techniques for understanding, describing and interpreting sedimentary rocks, structures, and stratigraphy.

Oceanography (GLY 304, The World Ocean)at Eastern Kentucky University part of Math You Need:Implementations
Implementor(s): Walter S. BorowskiEnrollment: 24Anticipated Start Date: The semester starts 20 August 2012 (Semester)Challenges to using math in introductory geoscienceEastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a ...

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Infusing Quantitative Literacy into Introductory Geoscience Courses Workshop Participants

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Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014