Research Papers on Geology

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  • Water Supply Problems and the Kankakee Basin Projects

    In 5 pages this paper discusses the Kankakee basin region project as it relates to water supply and community environmental issues. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Kentucky Water Resources, Energy, and Minerals

    In seventeen pages this paper examines Kentucky's natural resources. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Natural and Artificial Lactic Acid Production

    In fourteen pages this paper compares natural with artificial methods of lactic acid production. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hawaii's Volcanoes

    A history and geology of the volcanoes of Hawaii are examined in an overview consisting of seven pages. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hydronic Systems and Heating Loads

    In five pages this paper examines heat loads in terms of heating systems that are boiler based and the benefits they represent with various hydronic operational concepts among the topics of discussion. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Radiation, Convection, and Conducton Heat Transfer Mechanisms

    In six pages 3 mechanisms of heat transference are discussed in this overview along with a heat transfer rate equation also included in the consideration. One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Great Plains and Severe Weather

    The Great Plains region is known for its severe weather. Specifically, this region in the U.S. has more tornadoes than any other region in the world. This essay discusses tornadoes, why this region is called Tornado Alley, how tornadoes are formed and what people in these states do. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Dinosaur Extinction and Catastrophism

    In eight pages the events leading to dinosaur extinction are discussed and includ the environmental events such as the suggestion that dinosaurs were rendered extinct by the earth's meteoric impact. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Extinction of Dinosaurs and the Catastrophism Theory

    In eight page this paper discusses the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods' extinction of dinosaurs in an assessment of the catastrophism theory's viability. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Gravitational Force and Mass

    In five pages this paper examines the Constant of Gravitational Force developed by Isaac Newton in a consideration of the hypothesis ' The mass of an object has no effect on the acceleration of a falling object.' Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Why Ships Float and Nails Sink

    It seems illogical that a huge ocean liner could float when smaller objects sink. This paper explains why nails sink and ships float. There are three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Carbon Cycle and Photosynthesis

    In seven pages this paper discusses the carbon cycle and photosynthesis in a consideration of the relationship that exists between them. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A 'Smart' Antenna for Cell Phones

    In six pages this paper discusses the development of a 'smart' antenna designed to reduce cellular phone radiation. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Earthquakes and Animals

    In seven pages the link between earthquakes and animals is made in terms of animal behavior prior to an earthquake and if there would be some way of using this erratic behavior as a kind of earthquake warning signal. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Biodiversity Ecosystems and Humans - Canada

    This essay has two major parts. The first is a review of biodiversity, ecosystems, and human health. The essays discusses the comprehensive ecosystem plan put in place by the Canadian government. The second part focuses on a research study and uses some of the government's strategic outcomes as targets. There are fourteen sources used in this twenty-one page paper

  • Article Summaries on Cosmology and Black Holes

    In five pages two articles about cosmology and black holes are reviewed.

  • Examination of Black Holes

    In eight pages the increasing astrophysics importance of black holes are examined in this descriptive overview. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reducing Green House Gas Emissions in Irish Dairy Farming

    There is little doubt that green house gases need to be reduced. This 15 page paper summarizes an article that assesses the potential of different dairy herd management systems to reduce the direct and indirect green house gas emissions. The reseach also looked at the impact on profit levels. The paper summarises the findings of the reseach and then offers a neutral opinion on the reseach. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Pipe Flows and Fluid Dynamics

    In five pages fluid dynamics is examined in terms of turbulent and laminar pipe flows with Newtonian flows, nonNewtonian flows, boundaries,and stationary layers discussed. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS AND IMPACT ON SCIENTISTS

    Discusses the impact of genetically modified foods and plants on the scientific community. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 8-page paper.

  • Sustainability Defined

    In five pages this paper discusses how global environmental sustainability is defined. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Garlic Growing Protects Against Cancer and Vampires

    A paper with three pages of text and an MLA outline consisting of 1 page discusses how garlic can be easily and affordably grown, with the benefits being warding off vampires and life-threatening illnesses. There is no bibliography.

  • Fly Ash's Strength

    Fly ash and its strength are considered in an assessment of its pros and cons in eight pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Summary of the Research of Contemporary Scientists

    In a paper of fifteen pages, the writer looks at the research of modern scientists. Many fields are covered, with examples of ongoing important research given. Paper uses thirty sources.

  • Johannes Kepler and His Contribution to Astrology

    In four pages Johannes Kepler's 16th century reform proposals, why he made them, and how they influenced astrology are discussed. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Global Warming And Methane Hydrate

    A 4 page paper. The writer suggests that the exact location and time when global warming began cannot be determined but it does appear to have begun millennia ago, even prior to the industrial revolution. Recent research from drillings in Greenland suggest a new theory for past ice ages and warming trends. Data are reported when available. Both carbon dioxide and methane hydrate cause this greenhouse effect; this is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Texas's Natural Bridge Caverns

    In five pages this paper examines the social and geological aspects of Texas' amazing natural wonder, Natural Bridge Caverns. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • New Brunswick, Canada's Zinc Industry

    New Brunswick, Canada's zinc industry is the focus of this tutorial consisting of eight pages.

  • Crushed Concrete as Aggregate in Bitumen Macadam

    In five pages using recycled concrete for roadbed pavement in place of quarried gravel and stone is considered in terms of suitability. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Solar Energy Advantages and Fossil Fuels' Problems

    In twenty pages this report discusses the problems associated with fossil fuels an argues that solar energy is a far more advantageous alternative energy source. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT ENERGY AND FUEL SOURCES

    Answers various questions about energy, fossil fuel and alternative energy. There is 1 source listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

    The Chilean earthquake's energy was 512 times that in Haiti yet Chile experienced a fraction of casualties and devastation. Why? This is reported in this paper. There was a severe nuclear event at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan in 2011. This paper argues the event was completely preventable and explains why. There are three sources used in this five page paper.

  • The Petrochemical Industry in Saudi Arabia

    This 6 page paper examines the petrochemical industry in Saudi Arabia looking at the level of importance of the industry, the types of oil, locations of the oil fields and the level of oil reserves and the current and future capacity of the industry in Saudi Arabia. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Stishovite and Coesite High Pressure Silica Minerals

    In five pages this paper considers the extremely rare high pressure silica minerals coesite and stishovite in a comparative analysis of each. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Earth: History And Comparison With Other Planets

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses earth's geological history and briefly compares it with the other solar planets. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Landscape and the Environment

    This 9 page essay explores Tilley's synthesis concerning landscape applied to the environment. Explored are the basic needs of the farm in landscape, society's relationship to the farm, past and present, and the psychological synasthetic role in sociocultural evolution of landscape. Bibliographylists 9 sources.

  • The Use of Lasers to Drill Gas and Oil Wells

    This 8 page paper looks at different aspects of laser use to drill oil and gas wells. The paper starts by comparing laser and traditional methods, then looks at formation perforation, spalling and the use of lasers for casing. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Concepts of Mechanical Engineering

    In five pages this paper examines such concepts as heating loads, pressure vessels, and hydraulics as they relate to mechanical engineering. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Triton, Moon of Neptune

    In five pages this paper considers scientific research on Triton, the moon of Neptune. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • OZONE DEPLETION AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR MEASUREMENT

    Examines technologies used for the study of ozone depletion. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Theory and a Solar Energy Overview

    In ten pages this paper examines solar power in an overview that includes theory, costs, and benefits. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Grand Canyon's Geological History

    In six pages a geological history of the Grand Canyon is examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 19th Century Physicist Albert Michelson and Basic Physics Principles

    In four pages this paper discusses physics and its principles within the context of Michelson's assertion that 'Most of the grand underlying principles have now been firmly established and that further advances are to be sought chiefly in the rigorous application of these principles to all the phenomena which come under our notice.' Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Quantum v. Classical Computation and Physics

    In seven pages this paper discusses computation and physics in this comparative analysis of quantum and classical computing variations. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Remote Sensing

    In seven pages remote sensing is examined in terms of history, uses, and future potential.

  • Comparing Potting Soil to Starter Soil (Science Fair Project)

    This 3 page paper is a tutorial that may help a student create a science fair project. This one provides specific information on soil comparisons. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Practice of Soil Reinforcement with Steel

    In five pages this paper discusses the soil stabilization benefits of soil reinforcement with bands of narrow steel. Six sources are cited in the bibliography and two figures are also included.

  • Soil Salinity in the Imperial Valley

    This 5 page paper discusses soil salinity in the Imperial Valley of California, including what it is, why it’s prevalent in this location, what effects it has, how it’s formed, what its benefits are (if any) and what can be done to change the amount of salt in the soil. Bibliography lists 6 sources

  • Shape of the Moon and its Orbit

    In five pages this paper examines how the earth is orbited by the moon, considers the moon's shape and measurement, and also discusses eclipses and what causes them. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the Moon and a Lunar Eclipse

    In ten pages this paper discusses the moon and examines a lunar eclipse's mechanics. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the Tsunami Phenomena

    In three pages this paper defines and describes tsunamis and also explains how they form and strengthen. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Avoiding Most Devastating Tsunami Effects

    In three pages the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 is examined along with options people who are in areas that have been affected can take. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Victoria, British Columbia, Acid Rain and Water Pollution

    This paper examines the water quality and pollution issues of the British Columbia city of Victoria in eighteen pages and considers how problems associated with acid rain can be addressed. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Agricultural Needs for Water in California

    This paper examines this the importance of establishing agriculture as a priority in an overview of the impact of water scarcity on California's agricultural regions in five pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Climate Change and Weather Forecasting

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of the factors influencing climate change and weather forecasting, especially in relationship to the Earth's energy budget. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

 

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