Matthew Rudkin Ammonia Assessment from Agriculture: U.S. Status and Needs Dev Niyogi & Shawn Cole Purdue University Dev Niyogi has spent the last few years here at Purdue researching human activities that accelerate the global warming process along
What are the altitudinal boundaries of the troposphere and stratosphere?
In what structural layer of our atmosphere are the highest and lowest temperatures
(estimate the temperature)?
Troposphere: 290K. Thermosphere: 190k
What is the highest conc
Questions for Tectonics Lectures
1. What are the 3 principal layers of the Earths interior? What is the thinnest layer?
Crust, mantle, core
2. What is the lithosphere? What is the asthenosphere?
Lithosphere: the crust and part of
Things to think about while I talk about Volcanic Eruptions. 10-24-2011.
1. Define active, dormant, and extinct volcano
ACTIVE - A volcano that has erupted in the recent past and is expected to erupt again.
DORMANT - A sleeping volcano. A volcano that has
October 21, 2011
EAS191-Questions for Earth Quake Lectures (figures will help in these
1. List the fault plane types and draw pictures showing the relative motion along
Dip-slip fault (Normal fault, Reverse fault), Strike slip fault, O
What was the max death rate (/day) in the December 1952 London disaster and how
many people died in total?
Max: 900/day Total: 4000
What is the US EPA and when was it formed and what president?
Environmental Protection Agency, established on December 2, 1
Modern Climate Info-Nov 18-21 EAS 191 Lecture Questions
1. List some US govt agencies that manage and collect climate data.
2. What is a temperature anomaly? Provide the 30 yr periods often cited as baselines.
The term temperature anomaly means a dep
1. What is ecological forecasting and why is it important?
Ecological forecast: A prediction of the impacts of chemical, biological, and physical changes on ecosystems, ecosystem
components, and people
2. What thin
Questions for Todays Lecture on Extinctions and the K/T boundary
(Dec 6, 2010)
When were the 5 big extinctions and which one was the Biggest?
The end of Cretaceous, Triassic, Permian, Devonian, Ordovician
The end of Permian
2. When was the K/T boundary
1. Define earthquakes
Earthquake-the sudden release of stored energy in the form of seismic waves
produced from sliding across a fault plane.
Fault plane -a break in the Earths crust across which displacement occurs.
Seismic waves -energy that
10/31/2011- Questions on Todays Coal Formation Lecture
1. What is the primary elemental constituent of coal?
Heavy metal compounds
Complex molecules such as tars
2. What is the primary source of coal?
Road to and from Kyoto Lecture-Prof. Leigh RaymondQuestions for Lecture
1) Where does the phrase "common but differentiated" responsibilities come from and what does it mean?
2) Why didn't the U.S. agree to the Kyoto Protocol?
Too little, too soon
Christian Max Andreychak EAS 191 Lab September 28, 2010
A new Tropical Storm called Nicole is developing over the Caribbean s tated by AolNews. They saw with no doubt the i t will form a full-f ledge t ropical storm and with it, i t will produce heaving r
1. About how many glaciations have occurred in the last 3 million years?
2. What are the names of the four major ice sheets of the glaciations over the last 2
Wisconsin: 0.110 0.012 Ma, Illinoian: 0.200 0.130 Ma, Kansan: 0.455 0.30