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Exam 4 study guide

Exam 4 study guide - • Precipitation Earth and Venus •...

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Planetary cooling processes.  The requirements for strong magnetic fields.   Surface age estimation.   Typical features associated with the major surface processes -  volcanism, tectonism, erosion, etc.   The types of surface feature on Mercury.   Evidence for water erosion in the solar system.   Plate tectonics - the mechanism, major features, rates of motion, types of  rock produced.   The terrestrial planet atmospheres in order of mass.   The greenhouse effect.   Heating processes in the various atmospheric layers.  Light scattering in atmospheres.   Convection.   The effects of planetary rotation on atmospheric motions.   The Coriolis effect.  
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Unformatted text preview: • Precipitation - Earth and Venus. • Seasons - Earth and Mars. • Surface oxidation. • The history of outgassed water - Earth Mars and Venus. • The history of outgassed Carbon Dioxide - Earth Mars and Venus. • The carbon dioxide cycle - Earth. • Snowball Earth episodes. • Types of tidal effects throughout the solar system. • Internal heat generation by the jovian planets (JPs). • Density differences between the JPs. • JP cloud layers and storms. • Io. • Geological activity levels of icy bodies v rocky bodies. • Titan. • Rings - causes and explanations for the major characteristics....
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