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Unformatted text preview: Welcome to Soils in the Environment SWS 3022 Dr. James Bonczek G169 McCarty Hall A bonczek@ufl.edu University of Florida Graduate Teaching Assistant: Jared Sweat E-mail: jsweat029@ufl.edu Office: G183A McCarty Hall A Office Hours: M,W,F after class E-learning address: http://lss.at.ufl.edu Syllabus Course Objective: To attempt to directly serve the academic or professional needs and goals of the students. To acquaint students with the importance of soils to humans and the environment through study of their morphology, physical and chemical properties, their distribution, and their biological significance. Grading Point Distribution Exam I Exam II Exam III Exam IV Homework Total 200 points 200 points 200 points 200 points 100 points 1000 points Lecture Questions 100 points Homework I Due Monday, January 11th Submit a COLOR photocopy of your UFID Conceal your UFID number Submit on 1/3 sheet of paper The People Trap The By Robert Sheckley Story about Synopsis a young couple living in an overpopulated future where you are required to have a special permit to have a child. They get a little careless, and Management of Nutrients, Pesticides, and Wastes the wife gets pregnant. Without a permit, their child will be put in cold storage at Remediation of contaminated soils, waters and aquifers birth. Later, Soil Quality/Ecological Indicators the government will unfreeze the baby if they can obtain a permit, Soil/Landscape Analysis and return it. The couple's only hope is for the husband to win a foot race Wetlands and Aquatic Systems whose first prize is an acre of land and a baby permit. All of the other competitors have agreed that if they win, they'll sell the land to a Large Corporation. The husband won't sell, so the Large Corporation does various underhanded things to prevent his winning. How large is the Earth? To how much are you entitled? How large is the earth? Radius: 3986 mi (4000 mi) Diameter: 7973 mi (8000 mi) Circumference: 25,048 mi (25,000 mi) Digression Circumference: 25,048 mi (25,000 mi) When was it determined that the earth was round? Martin Behaim 1492, constructed one of the first terrestrial globes, still preserved at the Nuremberg National Museum The Round Debate Pythagoras 525 B.C. philosophical: the sphere is the perfect shape Aristotle 350 B.C. New stars, ships, lunar eclipse Eratosthenes 240 B.C. Calculated the earth’s diameter Physical Proof: 1522 lunar eclipse The Size of the Earth Radius: Diameter: Circumference: 3986 mi 7973 mi 25,048 mi (4000 Mi) (8000 Mi) (25,000 mi) Large or small? Diameter: 862,400 miles Area: 2.3 trillion mi2 Diameter: 8000 miles How much do you get? Surface area: 200 million mi2 Oceans: 140 million mi2 Land: 60 million mi2 World Population: 6 ac/person 6.5 billion Earth’s radius = 4000 miles Earth's crust: ~ 35 miles Ocean depth? 2.33 miles Soil depth? Soils: meters thick ...
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