Geology Fieldnotes: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

This National Park Service resource includes information about geology, park maps, visitor information, photographs, and links to other sites about this park. Geologic information spans the entire history of the park, beginning 2.5 billion years ago (Precambrian) to the present. Details about the different rock types and their formation, mountain building through plate tectonics and the Laramide Orogeny, formation of valleys and canyons, volcanism in the area, and erosion by glaciers are all covered.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Historical Geology, Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: General Public
Focus on the Cretaceous: Places-Cretaceous Geology, Paleogeography, Magmatism, Tectonics
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Early Earth, Plate Tectonics