"Geology Cafe" is a natural resource website focused on the origin of rocks and geologic processes changing our American landscapes. Content focus is on introductory college level courses on geology and oceanography. Topical discussions, maps, and photography focus mostly about California geology, but also includes information about other regions. Watch our website evolve with our changing world!
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Introduction to Oceanography MiraCosta College

Contents (course notes)
Chapter 1: Introduction to Oceanography
Chapter 2: Evolution of Life Through Time
Chapter 3: Structure of Earth & Plate Tectonics
Chapter 4: Ocean Basins
Chapter 5: Marine Sediments
Chapter 6: Properties of Seawater
Chapter 7: Atmospheric Circulation
Chapter 8: Ocean Circulation
Chapter 9: Waves & Currents
Chapter 10: Tides
Chapter 11: Coasts
Chapter 12: Primary Production
Chapter 13: Marine Environments
Chapter 14: Pelagic Marine Communites
Chapter 15: Benthic Marine Communities
MiraCosta College, Fall 2015 course schedule Mira Costa College link

Introduction to Geology

Geology of Gems (course notes)

Geology Fieldtrips
on the Central California Coast

"Every Rock Has A Story"

Rocks Illustrate
Geologic maps of the San Francisco Bay and New York City regions
New York City vs. San Francisco Bay
How do the regions compare?

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