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Introduction to Geology

Introduction to Geology

Geology is a Science, which is devoted to the study of the Earth. It deals with all the features of the earth’s surface, its origin, composition, structure, history, inhabitants, and processes of change in its features. An important part of geology is the study of how Earth’s materials, structures, processes, and organisms have changed over time.

What is an earthflow? Different types of earthflow

In the previous post, we discussed the concept of landslides, their causes, and different types of landslides. Landsliding is the movement of rock, earth, or debris down a sloped section of land. The study of landslides is important because they affect many types of engineering works, particularly highways and railways. Loose rock material ordinarily creeps …

Transportation and Deposition by Sea

Transportation by Sea: Most of the waves approach a shoreline at an angle. Consequently, the ”uprush” of water from each breaking wave is oblique. However, the ”back-flow is straight down the slope of the beach. The effect of this pattern of water movement is to transport particles of sediment in a zig-zag pattern in a …

Seismology, Seismic Waves, Seismograph:

Seismology is the science, which deals with all the topics related to seismic waves. The seismic waves are the pulses of energy generated by earthquakes, which can travel through all parts of the earth. These waves can be measured and recorded by an instrument called Seismograph. A seismograph consists of a pendulum with a fixed …