|Geoscience Information and Educational Materials
Poster Now Available!
A poster and associated web pages provide a cross-section of the earth's structure
beneath southwestern Canada. The 100-km deep cross-section crosses the Juan
de Fuca ridge where new oceanic crust is formed west of Vancouver Island
and continues east across the continent. The profile traverses the earthquake-prone
subduction zone beneath Victoria and Vancouver and extends across the Rocky
Mountains to the foothills of Alberta. In addition, the poster describes
the techniques that geoscientists use to probe the earth's structure and
LITHOPROBE Materials Available:
- LITHOPROBE Brochure
The color brochure (Probing the
Lithosphere and Sonder la Lithosphère) was printed
in November 1991 and is available in French or English.
The brochure provides an
LITHOPROBE research for individuals of high school age
Contact LITHOPROBE Secretariat
if you are interested.
- LITHOPROBE Slide Set Online!
The slide-set explains the
main thrust of LITHOPROBE research, describes the multidisciplinary
techniques used and explains
basic results obtained from a variety of study regions
across Canada. A 40-page manual describing the 80 slides
and is available in English and French.
The slide-set costs $80.00 and can be ordered by contacting the LITHOPROBE Secretariat.
- LITHOPROBE Phase V Proposal
The Phase V Proposal: Evolution
of a Continent Revealed provides a comprehensive, detailed
summary of LITHOPROBE's
focusing on investigations between 1993-1998. Geological
and tectonic summaries of all transect regions are included,
is LITHOPROBE's planned research to bring the project to
its scheduled conclusion in 2003. A limited number of copies
the Phase V Proposal (293 pp.) are available to those who
can justify their need to receive a copy. Otherwise, copies
the Phase V Proposal should be available in every Canadian
University Library system and in most Earth Science departments
- For more detail:
For specific, detailed scientific information,
see the LITHOPROBE Publications and transect