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First, I would like for you to learn something about the Worldwide distribution of earthquakes.
Here you will be able to click on "The World" and get a map of where the largest earthquakes were during the past week.
Each triangle on the map is an earthquake epicenter; the larger the triangle, the larger the earthquake. The number in some of the larger triangles keys them to the date at the top of the page; the larger the number the more recent the earthquake. (The number in the triangle is NOT the magnitude.) Earthquake magnitude (or strength) is also listed at the top (following Mb=). The larger the Mb magnitude number, the larger the earthquake.
Now we will see some MORE RECENT earthquakes. Go to the National Earthquake Information Center, which is at this address
Click on WORLD.
Your assignment is to label the names of the rivers.
We wil be talking about some of these rivers in class, and I want you to know where they are.
Include the following:
Go to the Water Conditions in Georgia Index Page, or type in http://wwwga.usgs.gov/ga006.html
For each month in 1995, list the current and long term average precipitation in Atlanta.
(Click on each month in turn and page down to the table.
Find Atlanta in the table.
Write down the numbers that are requested.)
-------------------------Current ----------------------------------Long term
Now, go back to the index and find the current precipitation levels in Atlanta for July 1994.
July 1994 ________________________________________________
Plot the July 1994 current level on your graph as a BLUE circle on the same vertical line as your July 1994 data.
How do the precipitation levels of that month compare with the graph you have drawn?
What caused the difference?
Just for fun, check out Atlanta's current weather and see a radar map for the past few hours. This is a good site to keep on hand.
Along the same lines, try out the Weather Channel site at http://www.weather.com:80/weather/. Go to the Georgia Page
For more fun in Georgia, click on http://www.state.ga.us/
Find an interesting site and tell me about it.
Don't forget to give its URL (http address).
There are several to choose from.
Search for a site related to a topic you find interesting in geology.
Give its URL and describe it briefly.
Print it out to turn in.