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02. Systems Science_06 - Systems Science Objectives 1) Know...

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Systems Science Objectives 1) Know the three types of systems, and the characteristics that distinguish them. 1. Isolated System: No exchange of energy or material goes across the system boundary. 2. Closed System: Energy can be exchanged across the system boundary, but material can’t. 3. Open System: Both energy and material are exchanged across the boundary. 2) Which of the three system types is it most useful to classify the Earth as, and what does this classification imply about the internal conditions of the Earth system? Closed System, matter entering and leaving is so small that we negate it. 1. Amount of matter is fixed and finite in a closed system. 2. Matter and energy exchanges within the system makes subsystems interdependent. 3. If changes are made in part of closed system, eventually other parts will be affected. 3) When constructing systems models (a.k.a. box models), what are the definitions of the following terms: reservoir, flux, residence time, turnover time, source, sink,
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SYGN 101 taught by Professor Shorey during the Spring '08 term at Mines.

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