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Thanks for visiting my pages at the Glendale Community College web site. You can learn here about my 'Earth Revealed' telecourse and the Physical Geology class, Environmental Geology (Lecture and Lab.) and Oceanography (Lecture and Lab.) classes. These pages, and the links therein, will also give you information about earthquakes, particularly the seismicity in Southern California, volcanism, plate tectonism, El Nino, global climate change, atmospheric and ocean circulation, energy and other earth resources, and the related environmental issues. As you will notice, I am also interested in business administration and business management classes and invite you to explore the links on my BusAd 101 page.

Updated on 03.24.2010

Ocean-115

Fall 09 Ocean-115 Grades

GCC offers a number of Geology and Oceanography classes to suit your needs

to view our GEOLOGY classes

to view our OCEANOGRAPHY classes

to view our BIZ AD classes

My Classes

Ocean-115  BusAd 101

Ready for some penguins dance? Souhern Ocean 06 - Half Moon Island Chinstrap Penguins

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Did you feel the quake?

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Learn about the Big One

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Seas Are in Crisis: This 5-part series looks at the state of the world's waters

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Try some geohazard animations here

On this page:   My Classes   My Honors and Distinctions   Interesting Links   Science Jobs   Why Earth Science?   Virtual Libraries  Geologic Time   Virtual Field Trip   GCC Library and Internet Resources

GOES-East IR Imagery Loop - Hurricane Floater

Click above to view the NOAA's hurricane animation

Click below

Hello and Welcome.

These pages deal with the three broad themes in earth sciences that we cover at the Glendale Community College:

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Physical Geology,

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Oceanography, and

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Geoenvironmental Studies.

In the process, these pages will tell you about earthquakes, volcanism and the similar natural disasters, such other geological processes and effects as plate tectonics, geomagnetism, hydrological cycle, atmospheric circulation and ocean currents and such

These images are from the NASA image gallery.

environmental issues as energy crisis, mass  extinctions, El Nio, climate change etc.

bullet to look at hurricane animation tsunami animation etc.
bullet to try CNN/MSNBC/BBC for news/updates on earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes etc.
bullet to visit New Scientist's earthquake homepage
bullet to visit the USGS earthquake pages
bullet to learn how to evaluate information on the web
bullet to get Columbia Earthscape from the GCC library
bullet to learn why Yellowstone is rated high for eruption threat
bullet to listen to The Living Rock: The Earth's Continental Crust
 

Learn about the Community College Institute of Science and Technology (CCI), a U.S. Department of Energy program that places students from community colleges in paid internships in Science and Engineering and Technology at any of several different locations. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs. They also attend career planning and numerous training/informational sessions. The different laboratories each offer different research opportunities (see Choosing a Lab).
 

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Hurricane  Katrina, August 2005
USGS Satellite Images before and after Hurricane Katrina.
Learn More...
 

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Scientific American: Drowning New Orleans
A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands. Human activities along the Mississippi River have dramatically increased the risk, and now only massive reengineering of southeastern Louisiana can save the city
 

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Experts- Models predicted New Orleans disaster
 

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Have you visited the GCC Library?
Try these online resources

Also try these research tools:

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Avoiding Plagiarism

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A+ Research and Writing

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Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet

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Evaluating Web Resources

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Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog

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MLA Style:
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Guide for citing print sources

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Guide for citing online sources

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APA Style:
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Guide for citing print sources

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Guide for citing online sources

bullet NoodleTools - interactive online research tools
bullet Try Earth Online for the Earth Science related sites on the web
bullet Columbia Earthscape
bullet Encyclopedia Britannica Online
bullet Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
bullet LexisNexis Academic
bullet ProQuest 
bullet netLibrary
bullet Newspapers
bullet Opposing Viewpoints
bullet Rand California 
bullet Historical Los Angeles Times
(1881-1985
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"Project Syndicate" articles/comments on
Science & Technology

 

Los Angeles Times - latimes.com

Read the National Intelligence Council's recent report, "Mapping the Global Future", to understand how earth resources and environment shape our survival.

News-Press

Wednesday January 19, 2005

ONLINE EDITION, PUBLISHED MON-SAT LA CRESCENTA, GLENDALE,

LA CAADA FLINTRIDGE AND MONTROSE

Try these links for Earth Science Career Information:

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BLS 2004-05 Occupational Outlook Handbook

bullet What can I do with a Major in Geology?
bullet Careers in Geology
bullet Geology
bullet College Majors and Career Opportunities
bullet Careers in Geoscience
bullet Careers in Geology
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American Geological Institute Careers Web Page

bullet American Association of Petroleum Geologists
bullet American Geophysical Union (AGU)
bullet American Institute of Hydrology
bullet American Institute of Professional Geologists
bullet Association for Women Geoscientists
bullet Geological Society of America (GSA)
bullet International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
bullet Paleontological Society
bullet Society of Exploration Geophysicists
bullet Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
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Northwest Environmental Business Council

Hitting close to home

Poorna Pal, Oceanography
professor at Glendale College points to Sumatra
and hopes for ways to prevent disaster in the future.


(TAMMY ABBOTT/NP)

To learn about the devastating tsunami produced by magnitude 9 "Great" Sumatra Earthquake of Dec 26, 2004, try the URLs:

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http://iri.columbia.edu/~lareef/tsunami

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http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/bulletin.html

My Honors and Distinctions

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My Book : "Wealth Forever" (World Scientific Press, 2003)

My book, "Wealth Forever", has received a 5-star rating in Amazon.com Customer Review. Click on the book's image on the right to read the review, or click here to access the publisher's website and browse selected extracts from the book.
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I have been a Multiple Year Honoree in Who's Who Among America's Teachers

My sincere thanks to all my students who have made me a "Multiple Year" Honoree (1996, 1998, 2000 and 2004) in the "Who's Who Among America's Teachers". Click on the title of this organization or the image below to learn about this honor.

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Learn here about

 

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Earth Science Societies
and Journals

Some Virtual Library Sites:

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Earth Online

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Geology Virtual Library

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Virtual Library- Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography

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Virtual Library - Economic Geology

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Virtual Field Geology

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The World-Wide Web Virtual Library- Earth Sciences Organizations

 

Some Other Sites of Interest

 

Geology Sites

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Geoscience Information Center

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USGS Water Data Program

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A Geologist's Lifetime Field List

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Bird's Eye Views of Geology -Geology by Lightplane  

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EOS WWW Educational Resources

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USGS Programs in New Hampshire

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UCMP Subway to Museums

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Geology Slides

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Earth Alert

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Hazards, USGS

Mineral and Rock Sites

bullet Mineral Links
bullet Minerals and Rocks at CalPoly
bullet Minerals and Rocks at UBC

Age Dating

bullet Carbon 14 Dating

Aeolian - Arid and Semi-Arid Web Sites

bullet United Nations Environment Programme
bullet Information Unit on Climate Change (IUCC)
bullet U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
bullet CIESIN Thematic Guides
bullet MBNet Linkages
bullet White Sands National Monument

Paleontology etc.

bullet The World-Wide Web Virtual
Library: Geography

 

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

bullet EARTH SCIENCE RESOURCES, UNC
bullet Current Earthquakes - All Networks - Quick Look
bullet Latest Earthquake Information
bullet USGS National Earthquake Information Center: Earthquake Information for the World
bullet Seismo-surfing the Internet
bullet Earthquake Information
bullet Home Page of VolcanoWorld
bullet Discovery Online, Earth Alert
bullet Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada - Index Map
bullet The Seismic Monitor at the IRIS Consortium

Ground Water

bullet Groundwater Foundation

Glaciers

bullet National Snow and Ice Data Center
bullet USGS, Glaciers of the World
bullet GORP - Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
bullet NASA, Visualization of Glacier Changes
bullet Whistler Networks' Glaciers of Blackcomb Mt., BC
bullet University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute
bullet UBC Glaciology Home Page
bullet Americal Geophysical Union, Earth in Space

People/Biographies/Books

bullet Also See History at Science Sites
bullet Also See Biographies at Science Sites
bullet Key Players in Evolutionary Thought
bullet Charles Darwin's Works
bullet Biodiversity and Conservation
bullet Tragedy of the Commons

 

 

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This site was last updated on Wednesday March 24, 2010