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GEOL105_2 - Crust in California is thin, soft and hot,...

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Crust in California is thin, soft and hot, therefore earthquakes would be a  lot more damaging in California than the East Coast. 
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Global topography (land) and bathymetry (oceans) Southern and northern parts of the earth are covered in snow and ice.  Deepest parts of the oceans are not in the middle of the ocean but close to the  continents 
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Eastern Asia to north Africa: desert region Very old continents – subdued topography: very old rocks, rocks have  been around long enough to have been eroded off. For example: “Canadian  shield.
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Old mountains – moderate topography Yound mountains – high topography Type of topography depends on age of rocks that underlie the surface, and  frequency of deformation
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Water problems in most of southwestern America. some of the fastest growing  cities like phoenix and Las Vegas are running out of water.  Distribution of population is focused on a few areas – India, Pakistan, Europe,  east coast of united states, china, Korea and surrounding areas. These areas  face the severest water problems due to high population.
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India has pretty good distribution of electricity. East united states is as brightly lit  as Europe. 
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