Class #1 08-31-2010 - Earth Systems Science • Atmosphere...

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A Young and Dynamic Science Nicolaus Steno (1638-1686) o Fossils – 1669 James Hutton (1726-1797) o Father of Geology o Theory of the Earth – 1785 o Uniformitarianism o “No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end” Charles Lyell o Principles of Geology – 1830 Alfred Wegener o Theory of Continental Drift Recognition and acceptance of “deep time”
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Unformatted text preview: Earth Systems Science • Atmosphere • Hydrosphere, Cryosphere • Biosphere • Lithosphere • Asthenosphere Plate Tectonics • Internal Processes o Plate motions (mountain belts), volcanic, earthquakes • Surficial Processes o Weathering of rocks o Transport/deposition of sediment - Water, wind...
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Class #1 08-31-2010 - Earth Systems Science • Atmosphere...

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