Publisher: Waveland Press
Environmental geologists use a wide range of geologic data to solve environmental problems and conflicts. Professionals and academics in this field need to know how to gather information on such diverse conditions as soil type, rock structure, and groundwater flow and then utilize it to understand geological site conditions. Field surveys, maps, well logs, bore holes, ground-penetrating radar, aerial photos, geologic literature, and more help to reveal potential natural hazards in an area or how to remediate contaminated sites.
This new workbook presents accessible activities designed to highlight key concepts in environmental geology and give students an idea of what they need to know to join the workforce as an environmental geologist, engineering geologist, geological engineer, or geotechnical engineer.
Preparation, data collection, and data analysis
Descriptive and engineering properties of earth materials
Basic tools used in conjunction with geoenvironmental investigations
Forces operating on earth materials within the earth
Inanimate forces operating on earth materials at the surface of the earth
Human activities operating on earth materials
Each activity encourages students to think critically and develop deeper knowledge of environmental geology.