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Exploration of Rock Creek Park-North: Washington, D.C., July 17, 1989, Volume T209

Exploration of Rock Creek Park-North: Washington, D.C., July 17, 1989, Volume T209

James V. O'Connor

ISBN: 978-1-118-66751-4

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

6 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 209.

Rock Creek Park is a special place for studying geology. Founded as the city park in 1890, Rock Creek Park serves as an oasis in the urban environment. Rock Creek Valley is a steep craggy Piedmont eroded zone where one can observe the bedrock, follow the evolution of the Fall Zone,and measure the topographically isolated Coastal Plain gravels. Figure 1 is the map of the stops to observe the general geology.