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GEO 101 Report 2

Plate Tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes


Write a lab report summarizing your work on the features of convergent plate boundaries. Review your work on subduction zone features from lab 3, volcanoes from lab 6 and earthquakes from lab 8. Your report should include:


Introduction: Brief introduction to subduction zones and the work you did in these labs.

Method: What techniques did you use to determine the type of volcano that was featured on the map? How did you determine the epicenter and magnitude of the earthquake?

Results: What type of volcano is Crater Lake? Include your topographic profile to show your evidence for your conclusion. On which plate boundary is this volcano located? What type of magma would have been erupted? What was the magnitude of the earthquake you interpreted and where was the epicenter? On which plate boundary was this earthquake located?

Discussion: Explain the relationship between the volcano, the earthquake and the processes that occur at subduction zones. WHY were this magma type and this type of volcano produced at this location? Why did the earthquake occur at this location. Include a subduction zone diagram to help explain these processes.

Conclusion: Paragraph summarizing your findings from this lab.


Remember: This report is a write up of what YOU did in the lab, NOT a general report about plate tectonics. It is important that you understand this distinction to get a good grade.


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