Sept 7 - Earth Systems

Sept 7 - Earth Systems - GEOG 200 Geographical...

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Unformatted text preview: GEOG 200 Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems Soup and Science Learn about cutting-edge research over lunch with cool profs: Soup and Science September 10-14, 2007 11:30am-1:00pm Redpath Museum Info + schedule: www.mcgill.ca/science GEOG 200 Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems Introductory Unit Case Studies of Select Environmental Problems Lectures, guest lectures and videos 1 video assignment involving 2 videos 2 term tests 1 final exam Guests and Videos Guest lectures and video information is examinable in Term Tests and Final Exam You will receive study questions to help guide your note taking The study questions are not the only questions that may appear on tests and the exam You must complete the study questions for 2 videos and submit them for evaluation November 27th at 5 pm to Burnside rm 603 Term Test 1 Sept 6 Introductory Unit Earth Systems Sept 11 Human Environment, Sustainable Development Sept 13 Video 1 Term Test 1 Sept 18 Topic 1: Natural Hazards Sept 20 Guest: Gill Green: The Tsunami and Indonesia Sept 25 Topic 2: Disease Sept 27 Guest: Prof. Lea Berrang-Ford: Sleeping Sickness Oct 2 Video Oct 4 Term Test 1 Earth Systems: The Physical Environment Reading: Middleton Chapter 1 Outline Classifying the physical environment through time and across space Natural Cycles Environment Physical Environment: The biotic and abiotic things and conditions that characterize the world around us (Middleton:1) Human Environment: Includes social, cultural, historical, economic and political events and conditions Physical Environment Consists of 4 spheres: Lithosphere (rocks) Atmosphere (gases) Biosphere (living things) Hydrosphere (water) Strahler, A. and Strahler, A. 2005. Physical Geography . Lithosphere Surface of the Earth Mostly solid Made up of lithospheric plates that float on magma Composed of minerals in the form of rocks Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks Geologic Timescale Used for classifying the development of the spheres Atmosphere Thin blanket of air around the Earth Constantly moving and changing Short term changes create weather Long term patterns create climates Development of the Atmosphere 4.6 bya consisted of: hydrogen cyanide, ammonia, methane, sulphur, iodine, bromine, and chlorine Lighter gases escaped to space No liquid water -Earths surface too hot...
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