Basic Information on Studying the Earth

Basic Information on Studying the Earth - Basic Information...

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Basic Information on Studying the Earth o Uniformitarianism o Earth Statistics Earth’s Diameter/Shape Layers of the Earth and their stats o Earth-Sun relationships What causes the seasons? When are we closest/furthest from the sun? Relationship between insolation and processes on earth o Maps Map Projections Tangent Points and Lines for each projection Know the relationship between tangent lines and accuracy Conformal v. Equidistant Why one or the other? o Metes and Bounds o Time Zones How many degrees in a time zone? Know how to work problems o Azimuth o Scale Large Scale v. Small Scale Be able to work problems Plate Tectonics o “Ring of Fire” o Processes affecting the earth’s surface Folding, faulting, etc. Earthquakes, volcanism, tsunamis, etc. o Regions greatly affected by Plate Tectonics o Exogenic v. Endogenic processes Rock Cycle o Know rock types, how they move from one to another, and examples. Glaciers
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course GEOG 2051 taught by Professor James during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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