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Topic: Upland (geology)

  Carolina Bays in the upland gravels of Virginia
In a broad study of upland gravels of the southern part Of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Doering (1960) correlated the gravels west of the Fell Zone in Virginia with the early Pleistocene Citronelle Formation of the eastern Gulf Coast region.
The flat, undissected upland surface of the Midlothian gravels is marked by numerous elliptical to subcircular depressions or basins.
Shaler, N.S., and Woodworth, J.B., 1899, Geology of the Richmond Basin, Virginia: U.S. Geol.
abob.libs.uga.edu /bobk/cbayvirg.html   (0 words)

  Geology Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, "the earth") and λογος (logos, "word", "reason")) is the science and study of the solid matter of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape it.
The word "geology" was first used by Jean-André Deluc in the year 1778 and introduced as a fixed term by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure in the year 1779.
In geology, when an igneous intrusion cuts across a formation of sedimentary rock, it can be determined that the igneous intrusion is younger than the sedimentary rock.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/Geology.html   (1720 words)

 02.05 Vulnerability of Groundwater to Pollution
After it there is a description of groundwater vulnerability to pollution on the basis of geology and depths to groundwater from the surface in the geomorphological unit of Berlin.
Boulder marl is on the surface or near-surface.
Pollutants reach the groundwater in the northern upland later than in the southern, because of the greater thickness of the boulder marl.
www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de /umwelt/umweltatlas/ed205_04.htm   (0 words)

 Scottish Geology Website
These areas are separated by big faults or breaks in the Earth’s crust known to geologists as the Moine Thrust in the north-west, the Great Glen Fault, the Highland Boundary Fault and the Southern Upland Fault.
This involved the gradual closure of an ocean which separated them with the formation of the Southern Uplands which forms the Border country.
With the closing of the ocean, the newly formed Southern Uplands and the other parts of Scotland were gradually shunted together along the fault lines and became ‘welded’ together.
www.scottishgeology.com /geology/scotlands_history/10things.html   (1421 words)

The geology of these Carboniferous strata is separated from that of the Magdalen Basin to the north by the Hollow Fault which runs northeasterly from New Glasgow, forming the north western perimeter of the Antigonish-Pictou Highlands, below the Northumberland Strait and again onshore south of the Mabou Highlands (Durling et al., 1995).
Patterns of surficial geology are generally the result of redistribution of surface materials by the most recent glacial event, Wisconsin Glaciation, beginning 75,000 years ago and ending between 12,000 to 10,000 years ago in Nova Scotia (Davis and Brown, 1996).
The surficial geology of the lowlands is predominantly glacial advance deposits of stony to silty till, of 2 to 25 m in thickness.
www.stfx.ca /Research/gbayesp/NH_geology.htm   (1130 words)

 Mn/Model - Geormorphology/Geology
Geology is the single most important natural resource variable in any planning or construction job related to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT).
Understanding the geology and geomorphology is therefore critical to understanding cultural resource patterns and trends predicted by any model.
Geology will also be necessary to set up the models for testing during the second year and for Cultural Resource Management projects in the third year.
www.mnmodel.dot.state.mn.us /pages/RD_AppD.html   (1614 words)

 Acid grasslands - upland
Upland acid grassland is characterised by vegetation dominated by grasses and herbs on a range of lime-deficient soils which have been derived from acid rocks such as sandstones, acid igneous rocks and on superficial deposits such as sands and gravels.
Upland is defined as above the level of agricultural enclosure.
Acid grassland types and snow-bed communities which occur exclusively in the montane (alpine) zone are included in the Montane grasslands and heaths reporting category.
www.jncc.gov.uk /page-3558-theme=default   (806 words)

 Landscapes of Indiana
The Dearborn Upland is the easternmost physiographic region in southern Indiana (see map at top right of article) and it is a dissected plateau underlain by limestone and shale of mostly Ordovician age.
The western boundary of the Dearborn Upland attains an elevation of 1,100 feet at its highest point and is the drainage divide separating the westward-flowing streams of the East Fork White River and the Muscatatuck drainage systems from the southward- and eastward-flowing Indian-Kentuck Creek, Laughery Creek and Whitewater Rive.
All along the Ohio River, for example, the uplands immediately to the north are rugged and stand in bold relief to the flood plain of the Ohio.
igs.indiana.edu /geology/topo/landscapes/index.cfm   (1579 words)

They are very different in the soil compositions because the soil in the upland forests look darker and crumbles in your hands when you pinch it.
Contrast the abiotic factors of a floodplain depression to an upland forest.
She told you that the $500,000 was for you to purchase an environmentally sound piece of property that has an upland forest area and a wetland forest area.
www.nku.edu /~enved/aet_q&a_uplands.htm   (993 words)

 Geology of Great Britain, UK - Introduction and maps
It is intended to provide introductory information on the geology of Great Britain to give the background and to facilitate understanding of the geology of the south coast.
This trough is fault-bounded, although the Highland Boundary Fault (to the north) and the Southern Uplands Fault (to the south) are not shown on this particular map.
It is a classic map which shows amongst other features the geology of Tilgate Forest in the Weald, where the wife of Dr Mantell was the first person to discover the remains of a dinosaur.
www.soton.ac.uk /~imw/Geology-Britain.htm   (3218 words)

 The Vital Link between Land and Water: The Importance of Uplands for Protecting Wetland Functions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The occurrence of both wetlands and uplands is dependent upon the local geography, topography, geology, hydrology, soil types, and frequency of fire.
Drilling wells in an upland to supply water for development or agriculture will reduce the ground water level and decrease the depth of water and the hydroperiod (the length of time the surface is inundated) in the nearby wetland.
When an upland adjacent to a wetland is developed, sedimentation (the increase of deposited particulate matter), can become a major water quality problem for the wetland.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /UW095   (1345 words)

 Wisconsin: Geographical Provinces: Western Upland
The uplands thus stand 100 to 200 feet above the Eastern Ridges and Lowlands to the southeast, and 200 to 350 feet above the Central Plain to the northeast.
Aside from the upland itself the strongest topographic features of the region are the great trenches or gorges of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers and their numerous branches.
The northern four-fifths of the Western Upland lies in the belt of Lower Magnesian limestone, and to a smaller extent in the area of the Cambrian sandstone.
www.wisconline.com /wisconsin/geoprovinces/westernupland.html   (2274 words)

 ANHIC: Kazan Upland Subregion, Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture
Much of the Kazan Upland Subregion has no soil, being either exposed bedrock or where the amount of weathered material is too thin over bedrock to qualify as a soil.
The vegetation of the uplands is a mosaic of rock barrens, jack pine open forest on sand plains and rocky hills, and fl spruce in wet depressional peatlands.
Characteristic species of upland jack pine forests include common nighthawk, gray jay, common raven, boreal chickadee, American robin, hermit thrush, dark-eyed junco, red squirrel, varying hare, lynx and fl bear.
www.cd.gov.ab.ca /preserving/parks/anhic/kazanupland.asp   (564 words)

 ISGS - Geology of Fulton County
The landscape of the Lewistown area can be characterized as flat to gently rolling uplands interrupted by steeper stream valleys.
In the upland areas throughout Fulton County, the youngest geologic unit is called loess (rhymes with bus).
All of the upland soils have formed in loess and the current landscape has developed by streams eroding into this unit.
www.isgs.uiuc.edu /faq/gg-faqs/GGQ6.html   (605 words)

Solid Geology Map - UK North Sheet - Solid geology maps showing the 'bedrock' geology of the UK in which geological strata are indicated by different colours.
Solid Geology Map - UK South Sheet - Solid geology maps showing the 'bedrock' geology of the UK in which geological strata are indicated by different colours.
British Regional Geology 8, The Pennines and adjacent areas - The Pennines, often called the backbone of England, constitute an upland area of natural beauty much frequented by walkers and tourists.
www.outdoor-gear.org.uk /geology   (0 words)

 Great Lakes Ecosystem: 1994 Proceedings of the Midwest Oak Savanna Conferences [Hess]
The area is characterized by quick transitions into adjacent habits of upland acid-soil tallgrass prairie openings; mesic and damp ravines; mature oak-hickory forest; and river riparian forest.
Upland acid-soil prairies characterized by bunchgrasses, especially big and little bluestems, form openings adjacent to barrens and contain their own suite of butterfly species.
Studies indicate that rapid changes from "barrens" habitat to upland acid-soil prairie to mesic and damp ravine environment occur in McDonough County, Illinois.
www.epa.gov /glnpo/ecopage/upland/oak/oak94/Proceedings/Hess.html   (1350 words)

 USGS Geology in the Parks
The Superior Upland Province is the southern extension of the Laurentian Upland Province, part of the nucleus of North America called Canadian Shield.
The basement rocks of the Laurentian Upland Province were metamorphosed about 2500 million years ago in a mountain-building collision of tectonic plates called the Kenoran orogeny.
The rocks of the Superior Upland are mostly Precambrian metamorphic rocks and overlying Paleozoic rocks (Cambrian) covered by a thin veneer of glacial deposits left behind when glaciers melted at the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age.
wrgis.wr.usgs.gov /docs/usgsnps/province/laurent.html   (0 words)

 Dartmouth College Department of Earth Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The effect of sediment transport on the removal and redistribution of organic carbon in undisturbed upland ecosystems.
We hypothesize that soils in upland ecosystems, particularly forests, may be part of this sink.
If erosion is removing a fraction of the annual C inputs by plants, and if the eroded C is buried nearby in depositional settings, then soils on uplands may be an unrecognized and on-going sink of atmospheric CO2.
www.dartmouth.edu /~earthsci/labs/heimsath/sedC.html   (295 words)

 Geology of Ice Age National Scientific Reserve of Wisconsin (Chapter 7)
In their zeal, geology students particularly have contributed importantly to the natural attrition of certain exposures in the park.
On the rounded, relatively smooth upland surfaces of West Bluff, South Bluff, and also Sauk Hill to the west, isolated blocks of the Baraboo quartzite protrude through the loess cap which is a few inches to 2 or 3 ft thick locally.
Such deposition is common on uplands adjacent to abandoned lakes or glacial outwash such as have been so much in evidence around the Baraboo area.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/science/2/chap7.htm   (9776 words)

 Jacks Fork Watershed: Geology
The geology of the Jacks Fork Watershed consists primarily of dolomites and sandstone/dolomites of Ordovician age (Figure Ge01).
A significant exposure of Cambrian Dolomite is present in the lower portion of the watershed as well as small exposures of Mississippian limestone and Precambrian igneous rock.
As is the case in most watersheds of the Ozarks, the geology of the Jacks Fork Watershed (primarily consisting of soluble rock formations of dolomites and sandstone dolomites), in combination with an average annual precipitation of over 40 inches has created a karst landscape within the watershed.
mdc.mo.gov /fish/watershed/jcksfork/geology/index.htm   (1704 words)

 KGS--Scott County--Geography
The upland plain slopes slightly south of east from altitudes of about 3,170 feet along the western boundary at a point about 1 mile south of the northwest corner of the county to about 2,900 feet along the eastern boundary at a point about 9 miles south of the northeastern corner of the county.
In general the undissected surfaces of the upland are comparatively flat and featureless, but locally the surface is gently undulating and is characterized by broad gentle swells and shallow depressions.
Sinkholes or swales are most abundant on the uplands in the northern half of the county.
www.kgs.ku.edu /General/Geology/Scott/03_geog.html   (2220 words)

 quaternary geology text
Upland surfaces are mantled with 3 to 6 meters of Wisconsin age loess which have been radiocarbon dated at 25.3 ± 0.65 ka (Hallberg et al., 1978).
The oldest valley remnants are buried by Pre-Illinoian tills and may be middle to early Pleistocene in age, although the time of incision is not well constrained.
www.igsb.uiowa.edu /gsi/gb70/quaternary.htm   (2459 words)

 Watershed, Spring River, Geology Chapter
The Salem Plateau is a heavily dissected plateau with upland elevations of between 1,000 and 1,400 feet (MDNR 1986).
The only exception to this is a two mile section of the Warm Fork occurring within the sandstone and cherty dolomite of the Roubidoux Formation which underlies the Jefferson City Formation (Figure Ge01)(MSDIS 1998 and MDNR 1994).
Due to the nature of the surface geology of the watershed as well as climatic conditions, there are many karst features present here including sink holes, losing streams, and springs (MDNR 1986 and MDNR 1994).
www.mdc.missouri.gov /fish/watershed/springr/geology/240getxt.htm   (1450 words)

 Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority - Yorkshire Moors and Fells Character Areas
The geology of the limestone moors and pavements is dominated by the Great Scar Limestone, which comprises a number of layers of limestone beds of varying thickness and hardness and up to 200m in overall depth.
The karst can be summed up as a highly detailed, dramatic landscape where the exposed geology becomes the overriding landscape characteristic, indeed, the outstanding scenic quality of the limestone landscape was one of the prime reasons for designation of the Yorkshire Dales as a National Park.
An extensive capping of Millstone Grit has created upland plateau characteristics which are more similar to that of the southern and eastern gritstone moors and fells than the widely varying peaks and valleys of the central dales area.
www.yorkshiredales.org.uk /index/learning/landscape_character/upland_character_areas/yorkshire_moors_and_fells_character_areas.htm   (1486 words)

 Pennsylvania Geological Survey: Map 13 - Atlantic and Intermediate Upland Section
The Lowland and Intermediate Upland Section consists of a flat upper terrace surface that is cut by numerous short streams.
The northwestern margin of the Section is marked by a change in slope from the relatively flat of this Section to a steeper slope leading to the higher adjacent Piedmont Upland Section.
The Lowland and Intermediate Upland Section occurs in parts of Delaware, Philadelphia, and Bucks Counties.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us /topogeo/map13/13lius.aspx   (248 words)

 Ball's Buff Regional Park Natural Resources Inventory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The topography of the park is that of a dissected plateau, with generally level areas at the same elevation as the uplands to the west, and deeply cut stream channels draining into the Potomac River to the east.
Soils in the uplands consist of silty and clayey materials as a result of long-term chemical and physical weathering of the underlying parent rock materials.
The Triassic, or Culpeper Basin is a sub province of the Piedmont Upland.
www.nvrpa.org /ballsbluff/appendixc.html   (8446 words)

 Garvies Point Museum and Preserve - Geology of Long Island
The action of the waves and currents aided by the wind have eroded and reshaped the soft glacial sediments to form numerous sandy shoreline features.
Less dramatic changes have taken place on the upland surface caused by the numerous streams and small rivers that slowly cut away the land and transport the sediments to the coast.
On the south shore, the Ronkonkoma terminal moraine deposits in the vicinity of Montauk Point have been extensively eroded by the powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
www.garviespointmuseum.com /geology.php   (0 words)

 Surficial geology of the Newark quadrangle
The objective of this project was to produce a three-dimensional, open-file map of the surficial geology of the Newark 30 x 60 minute quadrangle.
Also available are maps delineating the uppermost (5 feet or less) surficial geology of Knox, Holmes, and Licking Counties (published at 1:62,500 scale), Morrow and Marion Counties (manuscript maps at 1:62,500 scale), and smaller scale published maps of Franklin and Delaware Counties.
Depth to bedrock ranges from zero in upland areas to several hundred feet in many deep buried valleys that are filled with a variety of glacial materials.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /geosurvey/staff/mapgrp/newark.htm   (840 words)

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Where they stopped in Indiana is referred to as the "Norman and Crawford Uplands." Because they were never flattened down, these "uplands" of Southern Indiana consist of rugged, heavily wooded and narrowly eroded "hills and hollers" several feet higher than the surrounding valleys and plains that so characterize Northern Indiana.
The upland terrain, fringing the edges of the retreating glaciers, became natural havens for innumerable forms of wildlife.
From Clovis to Mound Builders, to The Little Turtle and Tecumseh, the uplands were the favored hunting grounds of indigenous peoples for tens of thousands of years.
www.uplandbeer.com /history.html   (504 words)

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