Geology Links

The Etymological Dictionary of Geology


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  USGS The National Map Viewer & Downloads
  USGS National Hydrography Dataset
  USGS State of Tennessee Geologic Map Data (GIS format)
  USGS Historical Topographic Map Viewer
  USGS Digital Elevation Models (DEM) by State
  USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs)
  USGS Earth Explorer
  USGS Publications (New and Search)
  USGS Suggestions to Authors
USGS Water Resources Division
  USGS Real-time Hydrologic Data
USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC)
  Seismicity of the United States
  Recent Earthquake Activity in the United States
  Central & Southeastern United States
  Pacific Northwest Earthquake Information
    Mount St. Helens
National Geodetic Survey
National Geophysical Data Center
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Map Store
Tennessee Valley Authority Lake Levels
U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, DOE Information Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)


Tennessee Geologist Licensee List (Select Geologist from the pull-down menu.)
Tennessee List of Geologic Publications   Geology Catalogue in PDF Format
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (Main Site)
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (Geology Program Area)
TDEC On-Line Article: Fort Payne Roadcuts Near Celina, Tennessee


University of Tennessee Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of Tennessee Office of Research & Engagement
University of Texas at Austin Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection



David Rumsey Map Collection: Historical Geology
University of Tennessee Online Geologic Resources
Tennessee LandformsDeposits Magazine
The Geology Page
Illustrated Glossary of Geologic Terms
The Structural Geology Page
Surfing the Internet for Earthquake Data
Burgess Shale
Bedform Sedimentology
Sequence Stratigraphy
Science Daily Geology News
Digital Geography
GRASS GIS (free open source GIS software)
Tennessee Impact Craters: Wells Creek Impact Structure  Flynn Creek Impact Structure
A Career in Geology  New - Thanks Anna!



Tennessee LiDAR (TNGIS)
Elevation | LiDAR - Tennessee
An introduction to LiDAR
The National Map: 3D Elevation Program (3DEP)


American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
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Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Association of American State Geologists
American Geophysical Union
American Geosciences Institute
Colorado Geological Survey
Geo-Institute of the ASCE
Geological Society of America
Karst Waters Institute
Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society (KGMS)
National Ground Water Association
Online College Degrees Guidebook (with links to many other education resources)
Tennessee Earth Science Teachers (TEST)
Learn How to Become....
Environmental Science Careers
Tennessee GIS Clearinghouse (TNGIC)


Disaster Preparedness:

Earthquake Hazard Maps
Home Preparedness - What to do in an Earthquake
Apartment Rental Earthquake Preparedness
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness - Survival List
Earthquake Safety Guide
Disaster Preparedness Essentials
How to Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake
Earthquakes, Insurance, & Loss Prevention
Get ready for a major quake. What to do before — and during — a big one
Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills
Earthquakes for Kids
Beat the Quake! Earthquake Knowledge Game
Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip
Emergency Preparedness Guide for Landlords
Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities
Disaster Preparedness for Pet Parents — Everything You Need to Know
Tornado Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Kids Guide for Building Disaster Supply Kits
How to Prepare for a Winter Storm
Disaster Preparedness for Livestock

Emergency Planning:

Emergency Preparedness Guidebook for Schools and Students
Red Cross Disaster Safety Checklist
Home Safety Checklist
Home Emergency and Disaster Safety
Fire Safety For People With Disabilities: A Reference Guide
Comprehensive Guide to Preventing House Fires
Earthquake Safety Checklists in Multiple Languages
Earthquake Recovery Resource Guide
Disaster Planning for Individuals with Disabilities
Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities
Fire Safety for People with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Prevention and Evacuation
Hurricane Safety Checklist
Storm Spotting for Children

Financial Resources Following Natural Disasters:

Pre-disaster Financial Preparedness Checklist
Do You Need Disaster Insurance for Your Home?
How Mortgages are Affected in Disaster-Prone Areas
Disaster Planning: The Need for Business Storage in the Event of Severe Weather
Disasters and Financial Planning: A Guide for Preparedness
Recovering Financially After a Natural Disaster
Disaster Loans & Grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration

Recovering from a Natural Disaster:

Recovery from a Natural Disaster in College

Google Earth

Hydrogeologist's Home Page (links to hundreds of hydrogeological resources; snapshot in Waybackmachine)

NASA World Wind

TerraServer (topo maps & satellite photos)

TopoZone (free online topo maps!)



Rocks and Their Origins
by Grenville A.J. Cole
Description: Do you know the difference between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks? Are you interested in their geologic origin, chemical composition or how each type affects the landscape? Do you know the differences between limestone, granite and marble as building materials? You will find these and lots of other interesting facts about rocks in this second edition of "Rocks and Their Origins" published in 1922. The author, Grenville A. J. Cole, was an English geologist, Professor of Geology in the Royal College of Science for Ireland and an avid cyclist. (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

The Elements of Geology
by William Harmon Norton
Description: Geology is a science of such rapid growth that no apology is expected when from time to time a new text-book is added to those already in the field. The present work, however, is the outcome of the need of a text-book of very simple outline, in which causes and their consequences should be knit together as closely as possible, -- a need long felt by the author in his teaching, and perhaps by other teachers also. The author has ventured, therefore, to depart from the common usage which subdivides geology into a number of departments, -- dynamical, structural, physiographic, and historical, -- and to treat in immediate connection with each geological process the land forms and the rock structures which it has produced.


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