Geology and Energy Resources *
AbstractHow is geology important for our energy resources? Coal, oil, and natural gas are formed by geological processes over millions of years. Certain geological formations can indicate a reservoir of coal, oil, or natural gas. Also, geothermal processes can be used as an energy resource. How are these formations identified? How are the resources extracted? You can use the National Geospatial Program to access, view, and download information from geospatial databases containing a broad spectrum of data produced by the USGS and other government agencies. You can also visit the USGS Energy Resources Program to get data on national and global resource assessments for coal, oil, and natural gas reserves. Where are these resources located? How are they distributed among the continents? Compare this data to a topographic or relief map. Are these resources generally located near certain geological features?
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Last edit date: 2018-04-12
- United States Geological Survey (USGS). (2013, January 16). National Geospatial Program. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved March 18, 2013, from http://www.usgs.gov/ngpo/
- United States Geological Survey (USGS). (2012, Oct. 5). Energy Resources Program. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from http://energy.usgs.gov/
- National Geographic Education Beta. (n.d.). (n.d.). Natural gas. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/natural-gas/?ar_a=1
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