1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Department of Civil a
Ecology I: The Earth System
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1.018/7.30J Ecology 1: The Earth System
Problem Set 2, Fall 2009
Assigned: Ses #9
Due: Ses #13 at t he beginning of class.
Please turn in your assignments (hard copy) to the TAs.
You may work individually or in groups of up to three.
1. (6 points)
a. N am
12.102 Problem Set #3
Water Our most valuable resource
Read chapter 8 in MWM.
1) The diagram below shows a cross-section through a new dam on the Colorado
River. On the one hand, this project has helped the local communities to the east
Problem Set #5
Volcanoes! Earthquakes! OH NO!
12.102/ Due Nov. 15
As it turns out, you of all people have been hired to do a volcanic hazard
assessment for Mt. Rainier, Washington. There is much talk about the horrible
hazards that await the inhabitants o
12.102 Problem Set #2
GEOLOGIC TIME & RATES OF GEOLOGIC PROCESSES
Due Sept. 27, 2005
I. Read the articles on the webpage about Yucca Mtn. (in chronological order)
II. RELATIVE TIMING RELATIONSHIPS (Ch. 3 - MWM)
The principles of Superposition and Cross-Cu
Problem Set #4
12.102 Environmental Earth Sciences
Due Nov. 3
FLOODS & RECURRENCE INTERVALS
This exercise utilizes the wealth of water measurement data available online through
the Water Resources Division of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Yo
12.102 Problem Set #1
Part I: Do the following problems:
Exponential growth is a mathematical model commonly applied to populations with constant
birth and death rates, and which is reasonably accurate for many populations un
The physical and chemical properties of rocks play a role in all aspects of
environmental science. The purpose of this exercise is to familiarize you with rocks and
minerals and how to identify these properties, with a special emphasis o
12.102 Problem Set #6:
Effects on climate change: divinity, humanity or bovinity?
The purpose of this problem set is to introduce you to scientific literature relevant to class
discussions of greenhouse gases and climate change. You will examine some of t
Problem set #2.5
Read de Wit (2005), and write a two-page discussion of his main points. Are his
points valid? Why or why not? Remember to be critical and bring into the discussion
any additional reading you see fit.