Determining the Distances Between Two Places Essay
Open the Greeley, CO, topographic map. This is the “topo” map that includes Fort Collins. This is a large file, so you will have to zoom in to see things on the map. Keep in mind that when you zoom in and out, you change the scale, and you must scroll down to see the bar scale when you change the view. Answer the following questions:
Determine the distances between these places:
Fossil Creek Reservoir (between Fort Collins and Loveland) and Windsor Reservoir (between Fort Collins and Greeley)?
The Greeley airport to Riverside Reservoir, east of Greeley?
Hagues Peak (in the Mummy Range) due south to Longs Peak (south of the Rocky Mountain National Park label) in the western part of the map?
What is the elevation of the following:
Downtown Fort Collins?
Coffintop Mountain in the southwestern corner, north of Boulder and west of Longmont?
The unnamed ranch to the left of the ‘U’ in Laramie Mountains in the northwest corner?
What is the change in elevation between Longs Peak and Lake Granby to the southwest?
What is the gradient (slope) between Longs Peak and Longmont airport in feet/mile? Make sure that you finish the math so that your units are in feet/1 mile.
What is the longitude and latitude of these features:
The USGS Testing Station in the southeast corner?
Greasewood Flats east of Greeley and Eaton?
Mount Dickinson north of Lake Estes and Estes Park on the western side of the map?
What would you find at the following latitudes and longitudes:
List the Range and township for the following locations.
What ranch is found in R64W, T3N?
Let’s say that you were atop Mount Audubon to the west of Boulder and Longmont. You want to get to Sawtooth Mountain, which is due north of Audubon. Why would you want to head to the northeast instead of due north directly toward Sawtooth?
Interpreting Geologic Maps, geology homework help
Using the geologic map of Virginia, answer the following questions:
Is the region in the extreme northwest corner to the Potomac River strongly folded or strongly faulted?
Is the region from the southeast corner to Harrison Island along the Potomac strongly folded or strongly faulted?
In the southwestern part of the map, along the Shenandoah River, the sediments are only Quaternary in age, yet they are surrounded by much older Cambrian sediments. How do you explain this?
In the southeastern corner of the map, locate Rockville and Gaithersburg. Notice that they are separated by the Plummer’s Island Fault. Is Rockville moving atop Gaithersburg or is Gaithersburg moving atop Rockville?
Find Martinsburg, WV, in the extreme northwest corner. Now locate Martinsburg, MD, which is just to the to the east of Harrison Island and Mason Island along a bend in the Potomac in the south central area of the map. Which is surrounded by the older rock?
Locate Long Marsh Run just south of the West Virginia/ Virginia border on the southwestern side of the map. Which way is it flowing?
How many different ages of rock would you encounter along its course?
In the middle image at the bottom, to the far right, you see that the younger Prettyboy Schist lies beneath the older Mather Gorge Formation. How can older rock be found atop younger rock?
Locate the oval, brown rocks near the center of the map. What geologic feature is this?