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M.S. Hydrogeology University of Idaho,; B.S. Geology University of Utah,; Associate Dean for Curriculum College of Physical Sciences and Engineering,; Faculty Department of Geology
Geologic Evidences for an Old Earth in Preparation for Our Day
- Thu 10:20 AM 3:40 PM
- Fri 10:20 AM 3:40 PM
- Sat 11:40 AM
Earth's geologic history is preserved in the rocks and fossils observed around the world. We will look at the earth’s oceanic crust with its treasure trove of information with respect to how and when the continents have separated and how the earth’s major ocean basins have formed. In addition, we will take a look at the Hawaiian Islands and the trail of the Yellowstone hotspot and the additional evidences they offer of a very active earth. In conjunction with the surface volcanic features, we will look at a sedimentary basin containing a very thick accumulation of sedimentary rocks including occasional rock layers rich in organic matter. These types of basins needed long time-periods to allow for the production of fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal that have enabled the rapid development of societies. The long spans of millions of years were critical in allowing the earth to prepare all things needed for the human family.