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8/28/19 MSC 101 1. Much of the interior heat is a leftover from the earth’s formative process or the slow release of heat by radioactive decay. 2. Thermonuclear reactor confined within the sun= Earth’s energy a. Axis tilt = 23.5 degrees = seasons 3. Rotation a. Centrifugal force = bulge at equator i. Easier to launch from FL 4. Prime meridian rotates with Earth a. Needed a chronometer b. Battle of Waterloo allowed England to have Prime Meridian i. Beat FR to be dominant maritime power 5. Most large volcanoes and mountain ranges are underwater 6. GPS a. Set of fixed ground stations control satellites and allow for first order atmospheric corrections b. Developed to control cruise missiles 7. Mercator- distortions at poles 8. Conical- most used for navigation 9. Polar projections- polar areas 10. Hydrologic cycle redistributes water on earth
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Unformatted text preview: a. Water vapor = most important greenhouse gas i. More vapor in warmer atmosphere b. Separation of charges- friction i. Thunder and lightning- past freezing point c. Global warming intensifying hydrologic cycle 11. Earthwise- 1968 from lunar orbit a. First Earth Day and Clean Air and Water Act i. Signed by Nixon 12. Matthew Fontaine Maury a. Depot of Charts and Instruments b. Groundbreaking sailing directions and bathymetric charts c. 1 st textbooks summarizing his studies 13. Continental shelf and sudden increase in depth at shelf break a. Canyons exist cut by consistent sources of sediment 14. Large scale failure of steep slope = turbidity flow a. Sometimes tsunami 15. Hypsographic curve- % of land above and below sea level...
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