Geo303: TEST 1
*Polar wandering paths for Europe and North America=first verifiable proof
for the breakup of Pangea.
*Alfred Wegener suggested continental drift
*Doctrine of Catastrophism (i.e. Grand Canyon flood quick)
*James Hutton: T
Geo 303 Study Guide Midterm #3
Principle of volcanism
1.Volcanic rocks-lava & pyroclast
pyro means fire and clast means broken bits of rocks.
Pyroclast are fragmented volcanic rock ejected upward explosively
An example is ash.
Mt st Helens erupted in 1980
Deformation - Change that a rock body undergoes in volume or shape
Know the difference between elastic, plastic, and brittle deformation.
Elastic temporary or reversible once stress is released
Plastic permeant folding
Geol 303 Study Guide Extinctions, Impacts, and Volcano science
Part 1: Impacts and Extinctions jkmj m my friends y not KGB
Clay Layer: Thin layer of clay located at the KT stratigraphic boun
What is the difference between the Doctrine of Catastrophism and the Doctrine of
Doctrine of Catastrophism: all large landforms on Earth were produced by catastrophic events
( this one came first)
Doctrine of Uniformitarianism: all of t
Geology 303 Study Guide Exam 1 (Introductory material and Plate Tectonics)
What is the difference between the Doctrine of Catastrophism and the Doctrine of Uniformitarianism?
Doctrine of Catastrophism All large landforms on Earth were produced by catas
Geology 303 Natural Disasters Lecture Notes
Janua ry 19, 2017
Drop the lowest score of the fi rst 3 exams
50% of the fi nal is cumulati ve
Historic perspecti ve: Natural disasters shaped the Earth
How have humans changed their p
Which state accounts for the greatest percentage of all U.S. earthquakes of
magnitude 3.5 and above?
The New Madrid earthquakes are apparently related to _ .
Earthquakes in Hawaii are mostly related to _ .
_ wave travel only through solids; on reaching liquid or gas, the _
wave energy is reflected back into rock or is converted to another form.
The San Andreas Fault in California is a _ strike-slip fault more than
800 miles long.
The early differentiation of the Earth into a mantle and a core was created by
The most famous and outspoken of the early proponents of continental drift was
The age of the Earth is about _ .
Which of the fo
_ in the Aegean Sea underwent an explosive series of eruptions around
1628 B.C.E. that buried the Bronze Age city of Akroitiri on Thera to depths of 70
A shield volcano has a great _ .
- Width compared to its
The Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee _ .
The largest earthquakes along western North America are due to subduction
beneath the continent. They include _ .
0 out of 0.5 points
In 1985, as a result of the Muchoacan earthquake man
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GEOL Essay Question 4
Mount Soledad and La Conchita Property Landslide Susceptible
A landslide as D.J. Varnes has defined is the downward and outward movement of slope
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Sitting at my desk experiencing an earthquake while writing the answer to this question
would be quite ironic. As background information seismic waves are waves o
GEOL303 ESSAY #2
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Dangers on the Convergent Margin in Seattle, WA
For a little background information, a convergent boundary is where plates have a midocean ridge on one side and then a con
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Japans Predictable Earthquake Disaster
Japan experienced a devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake on March 11th, 2011,
approximately 17 miles below the surface. This ear
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