(L01)Introduction_E10

(L01)Introduction_E10 - Evolution of the Earth GLY 2010...

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1 Evolution of the Earth GLY 2010 – Summer 2010 aka Physical Geology
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2 “As the radius of the circle of light grows larger, so does the circumference of the ring of darkness around it.” Albert Einstein
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3 What Are The Geo Sciences?
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4 Origin of “Geology” Meaning: The study of the Earth From Greek ge and –logia
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5 How Do We Study The Earth? Use techniques of many fields Physics Chemistry Biology Mathematics
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6 What Geologists Study 1. The materials of which Earth is made 2. The processes that act, and have acted, on these materials 3. The products formed by these actions 4. History of the planet and its life forms since its origin
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7 Where is Geology Studied? In the laboratory
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9 Junior Field Camp, 2005 In the field – photo courtesy Dr. Anton Oleinik
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10 What Is Physical Geology? A broad division of geology that concerns itself with the processes and forces involved in the inorganic evolution of the Earth and its morphology, and with its constituent minerals, rocks, magmas, and core materials .
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11 External Clues EETA 79001 meteorite, was found on the ice in Antarctica, and is quite likely from Mars.
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12 Topics Covered in Course
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13 Materials The Composition of the Earth Minerals Rocks
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14 Geologic Processes Weathering Erosion Transport of sediment Volcanism Seismic activity (earthquakes)
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15 Geologic Agents Water Plate movements Energy transfers
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16 Natural Hazards Examples: Earthquakes Tsunamis Volcanoes Sinkholes Subsidence
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17 Natural Resources Metals Energy Water
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18 Energy Resources Balance exploitation of the earth with environmental protection Petroleum resources are rapidly diminishing – preparing for a change in energy resources
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19 Landforms Arid Region Glacial Coastal
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