o Measure of the largest-sized particle it can transport; competence is directly
proportional to a stream's velocity, which can vary seasonally.
o Because of increased capacity and competence, a single flood event can cause
more erosion than a
Noreasters: Climatology and Impacts
a type of macro-scale storm along the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada, so
named because the winds come from the northeast, especially in the coastal areas of the
Northeastern United States and Atlant
Coasts and the Ice Ages:
During the Pleistocene, the past 2 million years, there has been at least 10 (maybe more)
periods of significant and widespread ice accumulations in the northern latitudes, and 10
periods of glacial melting!
From ridge to trench takes 25 million years.
Collision occurs at a trench
All barrier islands are only up to 5000 years old and made of quart sand
o Hydraulic sorting of material
o Lighter materials in one directions, heavy in another
Exam Review Part 2
Lecture 5: Animal Adaptations
o Classification of organisms based on energy acquisition
An organism that obtains food without consuming other organisms.
Autotrophs utilize carbon dioxide as a source of carbon, using energy
Geology of the North American Coasts
Back to the first question. In 1965 I made my first trip to London from Charlottesville.
On that day, He traveled 4600 miles, 7620 km or 736,000,000 cm
This past year, he made the same trip and it was 736,00,100 (on
Geodynamics of North America
The rocky materials of the interior separate into fairly distinct layers or zones with depth.
The lighter materials are closer to the surface, the heavier are at the core.
The materials that make up the crust are the lightes
Exam Review Part 1
Lecture 1: Introduction
Possible Reasons Why Land Is Green
o Herbivores are controlled by predators and parasites.
o Plants are toxic and lousy to eat
o Disturbances (earthquakes, fires, droughts, floods, etc.) allow plants to keep the