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Review of Concepts Test 1 1. Semester Long Concepts 2. Geological Section Concepts
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Semester Long Concepts Understanding and Predicting some as large and remote as the OCEAN and EARTH Text: Section 1.3. Weak and short Moodle : Systems Theory… Divide Complex things into separate systems that contain things which interact the most. Then study in detail only that subsystem of greatest interest. All systems have inputs, outputs, and controls. Systems that seem to be unchanging usually have two or more processes that are temporarily in balance. Always question what processes there may be. Expect the balance of processes to change. The normal state of nature is change.
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st Step in Understanding Earth/Ocean System Know where you are when you make an observation. Position on the spherical Earth is expressed with angles and required the invention of geometry . Latitude (easy part) is the angular position between the equator (Lat = 0 ) and the poles (lat = 90 ). In the N hemisphere it is easily measured from the angle of the North Star and the horizon. This is celestial navigation. Longitude (hard part) is the angular position between the Prime Meridian (Lon = 0 ) and the International Date Line (Lon = 180 ). Measurement is made very hard by the spin of the Earth to the east. Solution to the longitude problem required invention of the Harrison chronometer. Text : Chapter 1
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course OCS 1006 taught by Professor Carney during the Spring '11 term at LSU.

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