Environmental Geology Event Reports

Environmental Geology Course, Spring 2002

The idea is to find a geologic event that has happened during the semester and which has had environmental consequences and report on it using the outline below. Read the instructions below carefully if you want to maximize your effort.

Each student can complete up to 6 of these. There is a 500 word limit for each report, so use your words wisely. One a week can be handed in ( so you can't wait to do them all until the last week). Some of the grading criteria are described below. They will be handed back during final's week, although you can find out how you did on each one.

This must be your own work - otherwise you are cheating.

Environmental Geology Y2K Event Report outline:


Location of occurrence:

Time of occurrence:

Nature of geologic event:

Loss of life and/or injuries:

Damage to human infrastructure:

Mitigation (potential or realized):

Information sources:

You can cut and paste the above text into your word editor to facilitate your efforts.

Most of the report components are very straight forward and descriptive. Two, however, will require some thought and research.

Information sources are varied. Complete citations must be given that include author, date of publication, title, publisher, pages. If it is a web site include address instead of pages.

Don't hesitate to ask me if you have questions.

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