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Geology[ edit ] Mount Jefferson Mount Jefferson shows normal magnetic polarity, suggesting that it formed less than , years ago. Jefferson does not lie in one of these grabens, but these tectonic processes continue, albeit at a less dramatic rate. Some of this andesite and dacite occurs in vents that underlie the Jefferson vicinity, which also erupted during the Quaternary. Jefferson, October Mount Jefferson is a stratovolcano, made up of basaltic andesite, andesite, and dacite overlying basaltic shield volcanoes, [32] with andesite and more silicic rich in silica rock forming the majority of the mountain. Glacial motion during the Pleistocene decreased the summit’s elevation by a few hundred feet and formed a cirque an amphitheatre-like valley carved by glacial erosion on the western side of the volcano. Currently, the Whitewater Glacier and the Milk Creek glaciers erode the mountain’s eastern and western flanks, respectively, and are likely to gradually form a cleft between the northern and southern horns of the summit.

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In addition, concepts of triggers and long-runout mechanisms of mass movements are loosely applied without rigor. These problems have enormous implications for studies in process sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, palaeogeography, petroleum geology, and engineering geology. Therefore, the objective of this critical review is to identify key problems and to provide conceptual clarity and possible solutions.

Specific issues are the following: However, the term landslide is not meaningful for debris flows with a flowing motion.

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Important We believe any unbiased reader will realize that we were fair with our treatment of the two models in the table above. Yet, although the theory of evolution matches the facts in some cases, evolution is still an unproven theory. By now, you may believe it should be your first choice also. Unlike many others that preceded us, we attempted to find a clear defense of evolution for two reasons: To keep from being accused of bias. To keep from making claims that someone could refute later.

Even though there are a great number of claims in books and on the Internet, we could find no scientific, testable facts that support the theory of evolution. The best site we could find was at The University of California at Berkeley.

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Granularity Grain size The general grain size ordinarily is taken as the average diameter of dominant grains in the rock; for the pegmatites, which are special rocks with extremely large crystals, it can refer to the maximum exposed dimensions of dominant grains. Most aphanitic rocks are characterized by mineral grains less than 0. Fabric A major part of rock texture is fabric or pattern, which is a function of the form and outline of its constituent grains, their relative sizes, and their mutual relationships in space.

Many specific terms have been employed to shorten the description of rock fabrics, and even the sampling offered here may seem alarmingly extensive. It should be noted, however, that fabric provides some of the most useful clues to the nature and sequence of magmatic crystallization.

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Helens, located in southwestern Washington about 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon, is one of several lofty volcanic peaks that dominate the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest; the range extends from Mount Garibaldi in British Columbia, Canada, to Lassen Peak in northern California. Geologists call Mount St. Helens a composite volcano or stratovolcano , a term for steepsided, often symmetrical cones constructed of alternating layers of lava flows, ash, and other volcanic debris.

Composite volcanoes tend to erupt explosively and pose considerable danger to nearby life and property. In contrast, the gently sloping shield volcanoes, such as those in Hawaii, typically erupt nonexplosively, producing fluid lavas that can flow great distances from the active vents. Although Hawaiian-type eruptions may destroy property, they rarely cause death or injury.

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While many of the volcanic peaks in Oregon are located on the Cascade Crest, Adams is the only active volcano in Washington to do so. It is farther east than all the rest of Washington’s volcanoes except Glacier Peak. The current cone was built during the most recent major eruptive period 40, —10, years ago. It is the second-highest mountain in Washington and third-highest in the Cascade Range.

Because of the way it developed, it is the largest stratovolcano in Washington and second-largest in the Cascades, behind only Mount Shasta. The many streams that emanate from the glaciers and from springs at its base flow into two more major river systems, the Cispus River and the Klickitat River. To the south, the White Salmon River has its source on the lower flanks of the west side of Adams and gains additional flows from streams along the southwest side of the mountain.

Streams on the east side all flow to the Klickitat River. Streams on all sides, at some point in their courses, provide essential irrigation water for farming and ranching. The Klickitat and White Salmon rivers are nearly completely free flowing, with only small barriers to aid irrigation White Salmon [14] and erosion control Klickitat. Mount Adams is the second-most isolated, in terms of access, stratovolcano in Washington; Glacier Peak is the most isolated.

Only two major highways pass close to it. Highway 12 passes about 25 miles to the north of Adams through the Cascades. From either highway, travelers have to use Forest Service roads to get closer to the mountain.

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Helens, located in southwestern Washington about 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon, is one of several lofty volcanic peaks that dominate the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest; the range extends from Mount Garibaldi in British Columbia, Canada, to Lassen Peak in northern California. Geologists call Mount St. Helens a composite volcano or stratovolcano , a term for steepsided, often symmetrical cones constructed of alternating layers of lava flows, ash, and other volcanic debris.

Composite volcanoes tend to erupt explosively and pose considerable danger to nearby life and property.

Learning the lessons of Mount St Helens How its eruption backs biblical history. by Tas Walker. It was not until I visited Mount St Helens volcano in Washington State, USA, that I fully appreciated the immensity of its explosion.

Classification of volcanic and hypabyssal rocks Owing to the aphanitic texture of volcanic and hypabyssal rocks, their modes cannot be readily determined; consequently, a chemical classification is widely accepted and employed by most petrologists. One popular scheme is based on the use of both chemical components and normative mineralogy. Because most lay people have little access to analytic facilities that yield igneous rock compositions , only an outline will be presented here in order to provide an appreciation for the classification scheme.

The subalkaline rocks have two divisions based mainly on the iron content, with the iron-rich group called the tholeiitic series and the iron-poor group called calc-alkalic. The former group is most commonly found along the oceanic ridges and on the ocean floor; the latter group is characteristic of the volcanic regions of the continental margins convergent, or destructive, plate boundaries; see below Forms of occurrence: In some magmatic arcs groups of islands arranged in a curved pattern , notably Japan, both the tholeiitic and calc-alkalic series occur.

The alkaline rocks frequently occur on oceanic islands usually formed during the late stages of magma consolidation after tholeiitic eruptions and in continental rifts extensive fractures. Based on the relative proportions of soda and potash, the calc-alkalic series is subdivided into the sodic and potassic series. Chemically the subalkaline rocks are saturated with respect to silica; consequently, they have normative minerals such as orthopyroxene [Mg Fe 2 Si 2 O 6] and quartz but lack nepheline and olivine in the presence of quartz.

This chemical property also is reflected in the mode of the basic members that have two pyroxenes, orthopyroxene and augite [Ca Mg, Fe Si2O6], and perhaps quartz. Plagioclase is common in phenocrysts, but it can also occur in holocrystalline rocks in the microcrystalline matrix along with the pyroxenes and an iron—titanium oxide phase.

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Sephardic Studies Collection The Sephardic Studies Digital Library and Museum has collected from members of the local Seattle Sephardic community more than original Ladino books and thousands of documents composed in Ladino as well as other relevant languages, such as Ottoman Turkish, Hebrew and French. William Map Collection Dr. Skinner was a leading proponent of the spatial approach to Chinese history and the use of maps as a key class of data in ethnography.

Mount St. Helens, located in southwestern Washington about 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon, is one of several lofty volcanic peaks that dominate the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest; the range extends from Mount.

Researchers claim to have worked out how to accurately predict the eruption of ‘supervolcanoes’ that blanket the earth in giant ash clouds triggering a ‘nuclear winter’. Despite considerable study, geologists are still debating how quickly these magma pools can be activated and erupted, with estimates ranging from millions to hundreds of years. Now a team of geologists have developed a new ‘geospeedometer’ that they argue can help resolve this controversy by providing direct measurements of how long the most explosive types of magma existed as melt-rich bodies of crystal-poor magma before they erupted.

They have applied their new technique to two super-eruption sites and a pair of very large eruptions and found that it took them no more than years to move from formation to eruption. They said a series of distinct earthquakes in the months leading up to the massive eruption on 18 May , which killed 57 people, may have been caused by the pumping of magma from the lower to the upper chamber. This caused the pressure inside the upper chamber to increase dramatically until it erupted explosively.

In a presentation to the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Baltimore, Maryland, the researchers said there have been more recent tremors in the area that suggest more magma is being injected. Mount St Helens began erupting again back in producing a new lava dome, but fell silent in July

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Mount Adams stands 37 miles (60 km) east of Mount St. Helens and about 50 miles (80 km) south of Mount is 30 miles (48 km) north of the Columbia River and 55 miles (89 km) north of Mount Hood in nearest major cities are Yakima, 50 miles (80 km) to the northeast, and the Portland metropolitan area, 60 miles (97 km) to the southwest.

Tweet Age Implications of Petrified, Fossilized Trees One of the finest modern-day detective stories regarding catastrophism in the fossil record is the story of the petrified trees found in Yellowstone National Park. A petrified log in Namibia. Note that the bark is stripped and the roots are The general distribution and vertical layering of the petrified trees in the Yellowstone National Park and other petrified forests of the world are interpreted to indicate a series of up to 40 successive forests whose combined age was estimated as being well in excess of time-restraints imposed by a flood model.

It was believed that each forest was destroyed by volcanic activity, to be replaced in the course of time by a new forest. It was argued that this evidence could not support a young age for the earth. Harold Coffin carried out a detailed investigation of these petrified forests and discovered that they strongly support the catastrophic model. As many of the trees stand upright in an apparent position of growth, it was accepted that they were the remains of an actual forest. However, the strata are uniformly flat and unlike any modern forest which, if covered by volcanic ash, would show trees growing on slopes and other uneven topography.

Closer examination reveals that the petrified trees have no bark with side branches and root stocks ripped off. This is inconsistent with trees being covered with ash while in a position of growth. There are not only upright trees in these strata, but many horizontal trees as well. Close examination of the strata reveals typical evidence of sorting of layers, which tend to show reverse grading with the coarser material on top.

Mount St. Helens: Rapid Strata Formation

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