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Unformatted text preview: Composition of early atmosphere, significance for early climate Banded iron formations and their significance Results of oxygen buildup in atmosphere Basics of Snowball Earth hypothesis Ediacaran fauna- when, what was life like Cambrian explosion- when, what was life like Orogeny Rodinia, Pannotia, Gondwana, Pangea- significance for life Causes of mass extinctions, how they operate Largest mass extinction, possible reasons Link between climate, sea level, and life Evidence for K-T impact Time of maximum greenhouse climate Climate of past 30 Ma vs. most of Earth history Ice ages and glaciers in NJ Mediterranean salinity crisis Current mass extinction, reasons for it...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course SCIENCE Planet Ear taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.
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