Unformatted text preview: Phanerozoic Eras? 13. What is the Wilson or tectonic cycle? What do mean by continental growth by plate tectonic accretion? What are supercontinents? 14. What are the 3 major limbs of the Tree of Life…which branch do we belong to? 15. What affects Earth’s climate (both long term and short term effects)? 16. What are Greenhouse gases? What do we mean by Global Warming? 17. How has CO2 varied throughout Earth’s history? 18. How is CO2 taken out of the atmosphere? How is it returned to the atmosphere? 19. How do today’s levels compare with the early Paleozoic? The early Cenozoic? 20. Why is Earth’s atmospheric circulation separated into three distinct cells in each hemisphere? What is the Jet stream? Where is it and why does its position change through out the year? 21. What are Monsoons? La Nina, El Nino? 22. Review major events in Earth History …summary slides...
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- Fall '09
- Geologic Time Scale, Earth’s atmosphere, SHORT TERM EFFECTS, Earth’s climate, plate tectonic accretion