603-pp1 - 1 MAS 603 Geological Oceanography MAS 603...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 MAS 603: Geological Oceanography MAS 603: Geological Oceanography Lecture 1: Introductions; Lecture 1: Introductions; Geological Thinking Geological Thinking UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Today Today ’s Agenda s Agenda A) Introductions • Syllabus (assessment etc.) • Additional subject material (student choice) • Introduction to geology and plate tectonics Today Today ’s Agenda s Agenda Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus 2 Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Class Website Class Website http:// http:// www.southalabama.edu/geology/haywick www.southalabama.edu/geology/haywick Lecture 1: Geological Thinking Geological Thinking First “geologists” date back to the days of early hominids 3 Clever thinkers: AD 79 Pliny the Younger: first documented Geological report (eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79 Clever thinkers: 1658 Archbishop James Ussher: determined the age of the Earth using biblical criteria Clever thinkers: 1638-1687 Nicholas Steno: Principles of Superposition, Original Horizontality and Lateral Continuity Clever thinkers: 1671-1743 James Hutton: The Father of Geology and the originator of “Uniformitarianism” One of Hutton’s water colour cross-sections unconformity William “Strata” Smith: the Father of Stratigraphy (and English Geology) Clever thinkers: 1769-1839 William “Strata” Smith: the Father of Stratigraphy (and English Geology) Affectionately called “The Map” Clever thinkers: 1769-1839 4 Clever thinkers: 1797-1875 Charles Lyell: Wrote Principles of Geology....
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603-pp1 - 1 MAS 603 Geological Oceanography MAS 603...

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