Geology 110 Earths Biosphere Lecture Notes
Earths biosphere occupies both the surface and subsurface to depths of a few
Life occupies an extreme range of environments
Life strongly interacts with the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the solid ea
Geology 110 Final Exam Study Guide
1. TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS
a. TDS: the total mass of dissolved substances, usually
expressed in milligrams of solid per liter of solution
(mg/L), which is equivalent to parts per million (ppm)
b. Potable (i.e., drinkable)
Geology 110 Midterm Review Practice Quiz
Note: The correct answer is underlined!
1. Seismic shock waves:
travel fastest when they move along the land surface.
are amplified the most when moving through solid bedrock.
cause more damage to bu
Geology 110 Continental Rifting Homework
1. Describe plate tectonics.
Collisions can involve an oceanic plate and a continental plate, two continental plates, or
two oceanic plates.
Continents do not drift, but are rafted about.
Some oceanic basi
Geology 110 Practice Test for Exam 2
(The correct answer is underlined)!
True or false: a strong (statistically significant) correlation proves that a cause and
effect relationship exists.
False: it is possible for two variables to be correlated without o
Geology 110 Plate Tectonics Lecture
A. Introduction :
The continental drift hypothesis was initially rejected; but as new
information concerning the earth's interior was discovered during
the 1950s and 1960s, it was re-examined and eventually modified
Geology 110 Quiz 3
1. The (1) _ planets are mostly made up of the following two gases: (2) _.
A. (1) terrestrial (2) Si and O
B. (1) terrestrial (2) H and He
C. (1) jovian (2) Si and O
D. (1) jovian (2) H and He
E. (1) outer (2) H and O
2. The terrestrial
Sedimentary Rocks Notes Geology 110
Two Basic Types:
Detrital (Clastic) sedimentary rocks
Mechanical/chemical breakup of rocks (weathering) produces by-products (sediment
grains and dissolved salts) that are then moved (transported or eroded) to new locat
Geology 110 Rocks and Minerals Lecture Notes
The risks of chronic exposure associated with our natural, physical
environment are largely the result of inhaling or ingesting elements
derived from geologic materials (rocks and minerals). Th