The purpose of this page is to provide educational and practical resources for students and colleagues. Most of what you find will be links and descriptions to tools, databases, and reference material. Open-source options for software are provided when possible.
- MinDat – Free database of over 5,500 minerals. Includes detailed mineralogical data and numerous photos for each mineral.
- Sedimentary Rocks – A basic overview of what sedimentary rocks are, how they form, what types there are. Although it is an older page, the information is fundamental to sedimentology.
- USGS National Geologic Map Database – If you are looking for a geologic map for the US or any particular region, this is the place to look.
- Cascadia Subduction Zone Overview – Helpful diagram and description of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and its seismic hazards from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.
- Cascade Volcano Observatory – USGS webpage for information regarding the Cascades volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest.
- The Great ShakeOut – Earthquake preparedness drills!
- Adobe Creative Cloud – Adobe software is the industry standard for photo editing and figure construction. Although all the software can used for a monthly fee, it is well worth it. If your university makes the software available to you for free, use it! If Adobe isn’t in the budget, both GIMP (photoshop) and Inkscape (illustrator) are powerful free alternatives!
- QGIS – Free and 0pen-source GIS program that is stable, highly customizable, and has an ever growing list of plugins for geospatial analyses!
- Stereonet 10 – Another fantastic piece of free software from Rick Allmendinger. This program does away with pen and paper stereonets, and facilitates easy analyses of structural data.
- FieldMove Clino – A powerful clinometer app that allows you to take strike and dip measurements using your phone. It can also be used for paleocurrent data measurement, digital notes, and basic mapping. Links: iOS | Android