Geol 101 Basics

Geol 101 Basics - Less Sediment down stream Effects?...

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Geol 101 Geology 13/09/2007 14:19:00 Geology is the study of a continually changing Earth Why o Study present processes o Interpret Earth’s History o Predict the future Why we Study o Curiosity o Informed decisions about where we live o Understanding natural Hazards Population Growth Pop – about 6 billion Avg. Growth = 1.4% (10,000 people/hour) US per capita of consumption of minerals is higher than an other  In North America we use 20 tons of minerals per person/year What effect would building a dam on the Nile have?
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Unformatted text preview: Less Sediment down stream Effects? Increase average Water Supply Reduce Downstream Sediment Destruction of rainforests may have long term consequences Reduce Buffering of air pollution CO2 is Increasing CO2 is connected with temperature Where are natural and human induced changes recorded? Geology uses chemistry, physics, biology, meteorology, and also oceanography Geology is multi-disciplinary 13/09/2007 14:19:00 13/09/2007 14:19:00...
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