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geological overview of Florida

Scott, Thomas M.

geological overview of Florida

by Scott, Thomas M.

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Published by Florida Geological Survey in Tallahassee .
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    Places:
  • Florida.
    • Subjects:
    • Geology -- Florida.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Thomas M. Scott.
      SeriesOpen file report ;, no. 50, Open file report (Florida Geological Survey) ;, no. 50.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE99 .S37 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination78 p. :
      Number of Pages78
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1047836M
      LC Control Number93620305

      This chapter discusses the geology and hydrogeology of the Florida Keys, and focuses on the islands formed of Pleistocene limestone. These islands, which are crossed when driving from Miami to Key West, are typically regarded as "the Florida Keys." The outstanding and fragile character of ecosystems on and around the Florida Keys has prompted State and Federal efforts to protect and preserve. Florida’s geologic past. Thus, I developed a full-length course on the geologic history of Florida, contributed a chapter to The Geology of Florida*, and have published a number of scientific papers on the details of selected portions of Florida’s geologic history. But, this book .

      The Florida Geological Survey provides a huge amount of information on Florida's geology and natural resources in interactive map form, including: Water resources Hazards Surface geology Ecology Oil & gas wells Mineral resources Waste management The map allows users to select multiple layers that can be overlain on each other. By doing this, users can see how different. In his newly-released book, A Geologic History of Florida Major Events That Formed the Sunshine State, Hine presents the evolution of the state in a way in which we can all understand, tracing.

      The Florida Keys form a crescentic chain of small limestone islands which extend from near Miami to Key West, a distance of about miles. They are made of two main formations of Pleistocene age—the Key Largo Limestone and the Miami Limestone. Roadside Geology and Geology Underfoot books will help you learn about the geology of your favorite state. These books are great to take on a trip, but they work even better if you use them in advance to plan your trip wisely. Each book is a 6"x9" paperback loaded with maps, photos, cross-sections, sketches and expert descriptions!


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Geological overview of Florida by Scott, Thomas M. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The first comprehensive geology of the state of Florida published in over thirty years, this volume brings together leading geoscience authorities from academia, state and federal geological surveys, and private industry in a liberally illustrated, up-to-date summary and analysis/5(11).

By presenting the geologic history of Florida from an Earth systems perspective and using conversational and descriptive text, this book succeeds in providing a broad overview for educators and inquisitive non-scientists.

--The Florida Geographer. If geology intrigues you, this book is probably well worth your time. --The Ledger. Geological overview of Florida. Tallahassee: Florida Geological Survey, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Scott.

The geology of South Florida: A summary. January ; In book: Environments of South Florida: Present and Past (pp) Edition: 2nd; Publisher: Miami Geological Society.

– The Midwest Book Review "By presenting the geologic history of Florida from an Earth systems perspective and using conversational and descriptive text, this book succeeds in providing a broad overview for educators and inquisitive non-scientists." – The Florida Geographer "If geology intrigues you, this book is probably well worth your time.".

Florida used to be located at the South Pole. As part of the continent Gondwana million years ago, the foundation of Florida was tucked between the land masses that would become South America.

Section Florida.1 Summary The science of geology explains the Earth’s topogra-phy and therefore its scenery and scenic diversity. Florida is topographically low and flat, so little of its geologic history is revealed in its geomorphology.

Most of this history is hidden deep beneath the surface. Florida’s. As part of the continent Gondwana million years ago, the foundation of Florida was tucked between the land masses that would become South America and Africa.

The rest of eastern North America was then part of another continent called Laurentia. As the Earth’s tectonic plates shifted, the basement rocks of our modern continents moved across the globe. The Floridian peninsula is a porous plateau of karst limestone sitting atop bedrock known as the Florida emergent portion of the platform was created during the Eocene to Oligocene as the Gulf Trough filled with silts, clays, and sands.

Flora and fauna began appearing during the land animals were present in Florida prior to the Miocene. Florida has unique origins. What would become the basement rocks of Florida were once part of other continents. Most of Florida's geological history occurred under the ocean, which explains why our entire state has hundreds to thousands of feet of limestone beneath it.

The sands and clays at land surface were transported to Florida, via rivers and marine currents, from the. “An excellent summary of [Florida’s] geologic history which is comprehensive and, at the same time, readable.”―Geological Quarterly “The story is important.

Florida citizens will gain a better understanding of their habitat, including impacts of natural processes such as sea-level rise and karst development, as well as an appreciation of the economic side of resource development /5(16). Published on an annual basis, this report is the earliest Government publication to furnish estimates covering nonfuel mineral industry data.

Data sheets contain information on the domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, and 5-year salient statistics for. Overall, Florida’s geological history has been driven by changing sea levels, which have influenced the production of carbonate bedrock, siliciclastic input/transport, hydrology, and surface topography.

During the last interglacial period, the majority of south Florida was a shallow carbonate environment with some siliciclastic input. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land.

The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems. "A significant contribution to our knowledge of Florida geology A state-of-the-art volume that will serve as a model for other university presses to follow."--Paul A.

Thayer, University of North Carolina, Wilmington "A marvelous and timely overview of the geology of Florida assembled by some of the state's best geoscientists."--Henry T.

Mullins, Syracuse Univer/5(2). University Press of Florida Book: Geology of the Florida Keys. Contributors: Eugene A. Shinn and Barbara H. Lidz. ISBN Numbers: Subject(s): Floridiana - Natural History. A must for the Florida Fossil Hunter.

Roadside Geology of Florida is a well written guide to the various sites of Florida's geologic formations. Unlike other books in the roadside geology series this book seems to deal with regions more than the roads and there surrounding area.

Flagler County, Florida: A Centennial History features the year journey from a sparsely populated rural and coastal area to one of the fastest growing areas in the United States.

Discover many fascinating stories and interesting places and then wonder how many of them remained so reclusive until now. InUSGS began the release of a new generation of topographic maps in electronic form, and incomplemented them with the release of high-resolution scans of more thanhistorical topographic maps of the United topographic map remains an indispensable tool for everyday use in government, science, industry, land management planning, and recreation.

This report summarizes the major findings of the West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project which was funded by the United States Geological Survey. This project was a co-operative five-year venture designed to conduct a geologic framework study of a barrier-island coastline and its adjacent inner continental shelf off west-central Florida.

Group of 4 early ('s) geological reports related to Florida - illustrated with photos, charts, maps etc. A few ex-library markings. Shipping Anywhere In The Seller Rating: % positive.Florida has a diverse wealth of geological resources.

People have enjoyed the sands of Florida’s beaches for more t years. Prehistoric people in Florida used chert to make weapons and tools. Later indigenous people used clay to create bowls and storage containers. Coquina rock provided a practical building material for Spanish colonists.A summary of the geology of the state of Florida appears in this guidebook.

The exposures are numbered consecutively as they appear chronologically. Their exact locations, together with brief road logs, appear in the insets.