Geology of Texas, community of Texas, hazard mitigation, elevated Southern Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coastal, State of Texas, America
Generally, geology deals with the study of the earth and its processes with respect to its effect on the general life of humans or societies. For instance, it studies the history and material of mountains, glaciers and rocks and also analyzes processes like earthquakes, floods, and landslides. In this consideration, geologists are better positioned in advising the community as it regards to issues like a search of natural minerals, water, and other important resources. Importantly, through the historical study of various earth processes they warn communities of probable geologic hazards and provide mechanisms for minimizing the associated risks. This paper provides the geology of Texas and how it has shaped the community of Texas.
[...] On the other hand, the north and west of the faults are Edwards, Stockton, andthe Comanche Plateaus. The Red River is found extending across most of the central region and consists of limestone and Cretaceous shale outcrops. In addition, Edwards Aquifer is a vital water resource and is located in the Texas Hill country on a porous limestone formation. Paleozoic sedimentary rocks surround the Cretaceous rocks that host a source of granite, schist, and Precambrian gneiss called the Llano Uplift. Further, the late Cenozoic deposits of Pliocene and Miocene prevail in the Texas Panhandle. [...]
[...] This paper provides the geology of Texas and how it has shaped the community of Texas. Generally, Texas consists of various physiographic features that include rocky plateaus, forests, high plains, rocky plateaus, seas and coastal plains (Ferguson 12). Notably, all these features are controlled by the various structures and rocks that are underlying or cropping out across the state. Geologists state that the rocks, those that are underground and have been exposed in the search for oil and gas, as well as those exposed at the surface of the state, provide an accurate geologic history of Texas. [...]
[...] The activities of manufacturing and exploration impact on the area residents and their activities. However, there have been conflicts of interests especially when the exploration or manufacturing requires displacement of large volumes of people. Much as the activities provide income flows, the force displaced people to turn to other activities that are conducive to areas they have relocated to. However, the displacements have also been caused by geological processes. For instance in 2011 around 1.5 million people were displaced from the Gulf Coast before the rainfall which was expected to cause terrific floods. [...]
[...] Lastly, the last documented era of formation is the Cenozoic era that is supposed to have occurred approximately 65 million years ago. This era led to the formation of rivers as streams flowed eastward and Cenozoic rocks. Also, numerous volcanic eruptions lead to the formation of mountains and lava flows and volcanic related material. The flow of lava caused the plateaus and the respective intrusive igneous rocks that are currently observable. In addition, streams originating from the elevated southern Rocky Mountains brought to the Texas Panhandle sand and gravel through floods. [...]
[...] Further, the geology of Texas may also be used in other contexts of similarly placed regions. Generally, the geology of a place is the main primary source from which can be extracted information regarding its past. Works Cited Ferguson, Walter Keene. Geology and Politics in Frontier Texas, 1845–1909. University of Texas Press Waterwatch.usgs.gov,. 'USGS Waterwatch Streamflow Conditions'. N.p Web Apr. 2015. [...]
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