Geological Features Tour; SCI 244 WIU

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Geological Features Tour

Laura Gabbard

Western International University

SCI 244 Physical Geology

Heather Bolinger

July 2, 2006

Geological Features Tour

Welcome to a tour of some of the worlds' most interesting geological features. We will start in Alaska's volcanic Aleutian Islands with a visit to one of that locations many volcanoes. From there we will have a complete change of climate and head over to America's East Coast. We will take time to explore one of the beautiful caves discovered in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. From there we will take a trip across the Atlantic Ocean to enjoy the view of one of England's' many historical geologic features. The one we will see on this tour are the cliffs celebrated in word and song, from Shakespeare to Eric Johnson.

In our journey, we will learn more about geology, and how it relates to our lives.

Geology is the Earth, and we are bound to it in every way. It is a balance of creation and destruction on which we depend. All living things, including humans depend on non-living things, formed by geology. The more we learn about geology, the more we understand where we came from and where we are going.

Mount Kanaga

Our first stop is Mount Kanaga, on Kanaga Island in the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific Ocean. It is one of many volcanoes along the top of the "Ring of Fire" from Alaska to Siberia. Kanaga Island is approximately 30 miles long and four to eight miles wide. It is a stratovolcano known for its fumaroles and hot springs. It is in the northern corner of Kanaga Island, and stands 4288 feet high. Having a symmetric, composite cone, Mount Kanaga has the look of a perfect...