3 basic rock types
The Rock cycle
Types of igneos rocks
Why continental crust is different from oceanic crust
The rock cycle Melting mantal recrystalizes take igneous-weather- sediment traves to
shores- breaks down
The water cycle: What is the major reservoir of fresh water, and why isnt it very useful? Why dont we
use the ocean as a potable water resource, where most water is?
Floods: Factors governing flood severity, flood hydrographs, flood-freque
INTRODUCTION- PLANETARY ENVIRONMENT
How does the newly formed earth differ from the earth today?
Early Earth was very hot, high heat flow, rapid degassing (volcanism), intense meteorite bombardment.
Early Earth a barren wor
Most scientists agree that global warming affects ecological systems, but there is less
certainty about its social effects, especially regarding human mobility. Migration has helped
humans cope with environmental changes, such as droughts an
GE167: Environmental Geology: Resources and Pollution Study Guide for 2nd Exam Fall 2012
The water cycle: What is the major reservoir of fresh water, and why isnt it very useful? Ice (it is
locked up, mainly in the large polar ice caps)
Second Exam Study Guide Earthquake: Mercalli scale o measures intensity and damage from 1 to 12 o effects on humans and geology o only way to measure the intensity of pre-seismograph earthquakes (prehistory) Richter magnitude scale (equation, scale increa
First Exam Study Guide Natural Hazards: definitions o are natural (not human-caused) but may still have some human contribution o are the opposite of resources, they're malevolent resources o events that greatly exceed human expectations in magnitude or f
Populations are limited by the available food supply, and they expand in response to an
increased food supply
Was Malthus right?
-Europe in late middle ages (pre and post black death) diet cha
Geo science 2Day 1
-geo-earth &logia discourse
More precisely, geology is the study of the composition, structure, history, and
Environmental Geology- applied geology- earth processes and associated risks
Human and earth interact
Solid Waste Disposal
U.S.A. leader in world in per capita household wastes: the problem is mainly volume.
What are the major sources of solid waste in U.S.?
Agriculture (crops and animals): more than 50%
Mineral industry (spoils, tailings, slag, and oth