Geology Underfoot in Western Washington

Author: David Tucker
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 087842640X
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Science

Geology of Washington State, including tours of various state locations identified by the local geology.

The Weather of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Clifford Mass
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295998367
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Science

The Pacific Northwest experiences the most varied and fascinating weather in the United States, including world-record winter snows, the strongest non-tropical storms in the nation, and shifts from desert to rain forest in a matter of miles. Local weather features dominate the meteorological landscape, from the Puget Sound convergence zone and wind surges along the Washington Coast, to gap winds through the Columbia Gorge and the �Banana Belt� of southern Oregon. This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to Northwest weather that is directed to the general reader; helpful to boaters, hikers, and skiers; and valuable to expert meteorologists. In The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington atmospheric scientist and popular radio commentator Cliff Mass unravels the intricacies of Northwest weather, from the mundane to the mystifying. By examining our legendary floods, snowstorms, and windstorms, and a wide variety of local weather features, Mass answers such interesting questions as: o Why does the Northwest have localized rain shadows? o What is the origin of the hurricane force winds that often buffet the region? o Why does the Northwest have so few thunderstorms? o What is the origin of the Pineapple Express? o Why do ferryboats sometimes seem to float above the water's surface? o Why is it so hard to predict Northwest weather? Mass brings together eyewitness accounts, historical records, and meteorological science to explain Pacific Northwest weather. He also considers possible local effects of global warming. The final chapters guide readers in interpreting the Northwest sky and in securing weather information on their own.

Hiking Washington s Geology

Author: Scott Babcock
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898865484
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Travel

Hiking Washington's Geology explores the dynamic geologic history of Washington's dramatic landscape and highlights places that demonstrate why the region looks the way it does. 85 photos. 7 maps.

Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Author: William N. Orr
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478609872
Release Date: 2006-12-04
Genre: Science

The geologic history of the Pacific Northwest is as unique as the region itself. Created via tectonic plate movements and accretionary events, the original terranes were subsequently covered by sedimentary layers, ash, lavas, and glacial debris. These processes, begun millions of years ago, continue to affect the area, as seen in the eruption of Mount St. Helens and catastrophic Japanese tsunamis created by earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest. Understanding of the regions geology has led to new insight in volcanic eruption prediction, disaster preparedness, the environmental effects of mining, and urban development as it relates to geologic hazards. The Orrs detailed and informative writing style appeals to those with geologic training as well as beginners with an interest in the region. Each chapter covers a specific subregion, allowing for maximum flexibility both in the classroom and for the casual reader. The authors central theme that continental plate tectonics are the fundamental processes of Northwest geologic history permeates throughout the book.

Washington Rocks

Author: Eugene P. Kiver
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
ISBN: 087842654X
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Science

Washington Rocks! is part of the state-by-state Geology Rocks! series that introduces readers to some of the most compelling and accessible geologic sites in each state. The 57 sites in this book are scattered throughout the state, from Steptoe Butte in the southeast, the namesake of the steptoe geologic feature, to trilobite-bearing limestone in Box Canyon in the northeast, and from glacial gouges on Iceberg Point in the San Juan Islands to ghost forests in Willapa Bay, trees killed during the last great earthquake. Colorful photographs and instructive diagrams make this book a must-have for rockhounds, students, tourists, and residents alike.

Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah

Author: Richard L. Orndorff
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114530798
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

Explores the creation stories behind 33 sites within Zion National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Fremont Indian State Park, and other locales that at one time included ancient eruptions, swamps, deserts, seas, and other forces that shaped the landscape. Original.

Windows into the Earth

Author: Robert B. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195355601
Release Date: 2000-05-25
Genre: Science

Millions of years ago, the North American continent was dragged over the world's largest continental hotspot, a huge column of hot and molten rock rising from the Earth's interior that traced a 50-mile wide, 500-mile-long path northeastward across Idaho. Generating cataclysmic volcanic eruptions and large earthquakes, the hotspot helped lift the Yellowstone Plateau to more than 7,000 feet and pushed the northern Rockies to new heights, forming unusually large glaciers to carve the landscape. It also created the jewel of the U.S. national park system: Yellowstone. Meanwhile, forces stretching apart the western U.S. created the mountainous glory of Grand Teton National Park. These two parks, with their majestic mountains, dazzling geysers, and picturesque hot springs, are windows into the Earth's interior, revealing the violent power of the dynamic processes within. Smith and Siegel offer expert guidance through this awe-inspiring terrain, bringing to life the grandeur of these geologic phenomena as they reveal the forces that have shaped--and continue to shape--the greater Yellowstone-Teton region. Over seventy illustrations--including fifty-two in full color--illuminate the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, while two final chapters provide driving tours of the parks to help visitors enjoy and understand the regions wonders. Fascinating and informative, this book affords us a striking new perspective on Earth's creative forces.

The Geology of Washington and Beyond

Author: Eric Swenson Cheney
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295806358
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: Science

The 20 chapters of The Geology of Washington and Beyond�an outgrowth of a geologic symposium�present the substantial advances in recent research on the geologic history of Washington State. The 32 contributors used new conceptual developments such as sequence stratigraphy, identification and matching of terranes, and neotechtonics, as well as breakthroughs in technology such as lidar mapping, paleomagnetism, and new methods of radiometric dating, to examine the fascinating geology of Washington State and beyond. Also included is geologic mapping in areas previously known only by reconnaissance. This book will influence resource management decisions, as well as disaster and land-use planning in the region. The introductory chapters make the book accessible for undergraduate courses in geology and to the general public.

Geology Underfoot in Central Nevada

Author: Richard L. Orndorff
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878424180
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Science

Most people think of Nevada as a land of casinos and drive-in wedding chapels punctuating vast expanses of desolate desert. But at the heart of the Basin and Range province, the Silver State is also a geologist's playground, with great topographic relief

101 American Geo sites You ve Gotta See

Author: Albert B. Dickas
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 087842587X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Science

Rocks racing across a lakebed in Death Valley. Perfectly preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into ancient floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift in the Idaho desert. What do these enigmatic geologic phenomena have in common? Besides initiating a profusion of head-scratching over the years, these sites of geologic wonder appear side by side, for the first time, in a single publication. Examining in detail at least one amazing site for all fifty states, Albert Dickas clearly explains the geologic forces behind each one's origin in 101 Geologic Sites You've Gotta See. Dickas discusses not only iconic landforms such as Devil's Tower in Wyoming but also locales that are often overlooked yet have fascinating stories. Consider the Reelfoot scarp in Tennessee: to the casual observer it is nothing more than a slight rise in a farm field. Yet this subtle slope represents a rift formed during an 1812 earthquake that forced the mighty Mississippi to flow upstream. Or Lousiana's unassuming, low-lying Avery Island, which actually caps an 8.5-mile-high column of salt. Amply illustrated with full-color photographs and illustrations and written in clear yet playful prose, 101 Geologic Sites You've Gotta See will entertain and inform amateur and seasoned geology buffs whether from an armchair or in the field.

Northwest Exposures

Author: David D. Alt
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: UCSD:31822020644381
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Science

The tale of the Northwest's geology began more than two billion years ago when an ancient continent split, creating oceanfront property in what is now western Idaho. Pacific islands mashed into that coastline, making large parts of Washington and Oregon.

Rockhounding Washington

Author: Lars Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493019106
Release Date: 2018-07-01
Genre: Nature

Guide and source-book with advice on observing and collecting gems and minerals in Washington.

Roadside Geology of Oregon

Author: Marli Bryant Miller
Publisher: Roadside Geology
ISBN: 0878426310
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Science

"A completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology"--Page 4 of cover.

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

Author: Robert Phillip Sharp
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
ISBN: 0878423621
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

Eastern California boasts the greatest dryland relief in the contiguous United States, between 14,499-foot Mt. Whitney in the Sierra Nevada and minus-282-foot Badwater Basin in Death Valley. That relief offers a rich variety of environments--and spectacul

The Geology of the Parks Monuments and Wildlands of Southern Utah

Author: Robert Fillmore
Publisher:
ISBN: 0874806526
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

"The Geology of the Parks, Monuments, and Wildlands of Southern Utah turns any windshield into a window of opportunity for understanding the forces that created the Utah's unforgettable scenery. It is a useful companion for exploring the breathtaking panoramas and dazzling arrays of fins and fractures, pillars and pedestals, and cliffs and chasms found in southern Utah."--Jacket.