Continental Flood Basalts

John Winter, Department of Geology

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. This 17-slide presentation addresses the major flood basalts. The Columbia River flood basalts are discussed in detail. Other flood basalts that are covered include the Keeweenawan, Deccan, Parana and Karroo. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection.

Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Maps
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Classes of Earth Materials: Volcanic Rocks
Course Type: Upper Level:Petrology, Geochemistry
Geologic Setting: Mantle, Continental Crust
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Elements, Solid Earth:Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Igneous Processes, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth, Petrology:Geochemistry, Volcanology
Solid Earth Processes: Volcanism
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Petrology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics
Tectonic Setting: Hot Spot, Continental Rift, Mid-Ocean Ridge