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Ch 13: Surface Processes and Geologic Mapping

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons and quizzes to help you understand how geologic and topographic maps are made and used. Learn about erosion, deposition, and how scientists predict geologic change.

About This Chapter

In this chapter, video instructors show you how geologic maps are made and explain how to use topographic maps and analyze geologic hazard maps. You'll be introduced to how tectonics, geologic structures, and rock properties influence surface properties. This chapter will discuss how to use maps to predict changes in the landscape and other geologic changes.

You'll learn about the effects of ground and surface water on the landscape. As you progress through the chapter, you'll learn about the effects of erosion and deposition on land forms. When you finish this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Read topographic and geologic hazard maps
  • Interpret geologic processes and history from a map
  • Understand how geologic maps are made
  • Discuss how maps are used to predict geologic changes
  • Explain the effects of erosion, deposition, geologic structures, ground water, rock properties, surface water, and tectonics on surface properties

Our instructors strive to make the video lessons in this chapter engaging and easy to use. Lessons are short, but just long enough to cover the most important ideas in the subject. Video tags incorporated into each lesson let you toggle back and forth between all the major points in the video. Each video lesson includes a brief self-assessment quiz, so you'll be able to test yourself on how well you're learning and remembering the material as you go.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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