Unit 1 Introduction to the Earth

Unit 1 Introduction to the Earth - 7,927 Equatorial...

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Introduction to the Earth The Earth’s Four “Spheres” Atmosphere- gaseous Hydrosphere- Water Lithosphere- rocks of Earth’s surface Biosphere- living organisms can exist The Big Bang Theory Size and Shape of the Solar System and Sun 109 earths to span the diameter of the sun. Terrestrial Planets Mercury Venus Earth Mars Made up of solid core, mantle, spherical, lower rate of rotation. Jovian Planets Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Made up of gas(Frozen Methane, Nitrogen, and Carbon Monoxide), solid rock core, Bulge at equator Temperature of the Planets Cold planets UB313, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter
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Newton’s law of Gravitation F=k(M1*M2/d^2) Size and shape of Earth
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Unformatted text preview: 7,927 Equatorial diameter 7,900 Polar diameter The North Pole and the North Star Great Circle-A great circle is a section of a sphere that contains a diameter of the sphere. The Beginning and End of a Day on Earth Earth/Sun Relationships 1. Rotation- counter clockwise direction 24 hours 2. Revolution- about 365 days 3. Polarity- idea that earth as it goes around the sun at 23.5 degrees. The Seasons July 4 th- Aphelion about 94 million miles away January 3 rd-Perihelion about 91 million miles away Equinox- March 20 th and September 23 rd Earth no polarity Constant Temperatures and no seasons Insolation Incoming solar radiation...
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course GEOG 1114 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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