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SPRING 2008---INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY--- GEOL 107 Study Guide #1 Note: these guides are designed to help you decide what is important to know from the lecture and book material. They may not cover every single topic I might ask about on an exam, but they cover most topics. -Egyptians, Minoans, Phoenicians, Polynesians—who ‘invented’ oceanography? -Why did these early cultures explore the ocean? -What did Eratosthenes contribute to oceanography? -How did the loss of Eratosthenes’ work affect oceanographers over 1000 years later? -The age of European exploration of the oceans and foreign lands took place over what general time period? Name some of the well-known European explorers of this era.
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Unformatted text preview: -The modern era of oceanography may be considered to have started with the cruises of the Challenger, T or F, why?-What was done for the first time on the Meteor cruises?-Explain the Hubble or Red Shift-Did our solar system form at the same time?-How did the Earth form?-What differentiates the core from the mantle from the crust?-Where did the water on earth come from? Terms A. Hancock Echo Sounding Trawl net Gulf Stream Chronometer Circumference of Earth Differentiation Fusion-Nucleosynthesis 15 billion years ago 4.5 billion years ago Heavy and light elements Core, Mantle, Crust...
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2008 for the course GEOL 107Lxg taught by Professor Douglas during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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