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Introduction 1 - 1/18/10 Geology GEOS 1024 Resources...

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1/18/10 1 An Introduction GEOS 1024 Resources Geology Geology the science of processes related to the composition , structure , and history of Earth and its life . Interdisciplinary Geology uses many other natural sciences: chemistry (composition of Earth’s materials, physics (natural laws), biology (under- standing life forms), climatology, and astronomy. Dynamic Viscosity : μ = τ /(du/dy) Measure of resistance to change in shape or force (shear stress) per unit velocity gradient. Example: process of fluid flow (physics) flooding This: Makes this: Example: process of volcanic eruption (chemistry) Example: the same carbon atom composition can make diamond or graphite (chemistry)
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1/18/10 2 Example: structure as faults in Utah that signal repeated earthquakes as the earth rips apart Example: history of the Earth - Blue Ridge today Example: Blue Ridge 400 million years ago (biology) Example: climatology Example: astronomy evidence of flowing water processes on Mars Environmental Geology applied geology San Francisco, CA - 1906
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1/18/10 3 Environmental Geology Geology applied to managing natural resources including water, minerals, energy, soil,
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