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Each layer has coarser material at the bottom and finer material on top, a phenomenon called graded bedding. 14 The orange and yellow cliffs of Utah’s Zion National Park. 15 Under directed pressure, linear or platy minerals, such as the micas, become reoriented or recrystallized so that their surfaces are aligned at right angles to the stress. The resulting planar orientation of mineral grains is called foliation. 36. 13 to identify the environment(s) (A–L) where the sediment for the following sedimentary rocks could have been deposited.
The PLS began shortly after the Revolutionary War, when the federal government became responsible for large land areas beyond the 13 original colonies and acquired other land areas, such as the Louisiana Purchase. 5 billion acres into parcels of land called congressional townships and sections. This survey system provided a means for the government to sell land in order to raise public funds. As in the past, today the Public Land Survey System is used to describe property being transferred from one party to another.
Name) (Name) (Rock Group) (Rock Group) (Name) Lowest G. H. 21 Photos to accompany question 4. 22 Photos to accompany question 5. (Name) E X E R C I S E 3 Aerial Photographs, Satellite Images, and Topographic Maps Objectives Completion of this exercise will prepare you to: A. Use aerial photos and satellite images to investigate Earth’s surface. B. Explain what a topographic map is and how it is used to study landforms. C. Use map scales to determine distances. D. Determine the latitude and longitude of a location on a topographic map.