Midterm1KeyTerms

Midterm1KeyTerms - Key Terms for Midterm 1 Lecture 1...

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Lecture 1 Pinniped - Aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers Chlorophyll - Any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms Phytoplankton - Photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae Southern California bight – channel Island region. SB basin Channel Islands National Park. – all islands part of this except Barbara Diablo peak – Cruz. Tallest peak Santa Cruz San Miguel Santa Rose Anacapa Santa Catalina San Clemente Santa Barbara San Nicolas Lecture 2 California Continental borderland transverse ranges continental drift plate tectonics mantle convection magnetic polarity change radiometric aging subduction Pacific plate North American plate paleomagnetic data transform rotation quaternary period – last 2 million years Cenozoic era – last 63 million years epochs wave-cut terraces/marine terraces glaciations
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course GEO 155/163 taught by Professor David during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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Midterm1KeyTerms - Key Terms for Midterm 1 Lecture 1...

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