Professor Bob Lutz
October 18, 2016
2016 City of Tallahassee Water Quality Report Analysis & Reflection
After reading the 2016 City of Tallahassee Water Quality Report, I am reassured about
the quality of the water in the City. In add
Introduction to Earth Science
Earth Science is a general education course that is designed to illustrate the
interrelationships of the various earth science disciplines (Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology,
and Astronomy) which contribute to the dynamics o
The TCC Learning Commons, www.tcc.fl.edu/learningcommons, provides one-stop convenient access to
expanded learning assistance and resources. The Math and Science area offers support in mathematics and
science. Students can work independe
Rachel Carsons Birthday
Who was Rachel Carson?
A. Influential Author
B. Began the Environmental movement
C. I dont know
D. An old Lady
Started modern Environmental Movement
Wrote Silent Spring
Exposed the damaging effects of
The hydrologic cycle is a summary of the
Earths water supply
Processes in the water cycle
The hydrologic cycle
Groundwater in Florida
(and other limesto
The Theory of Continental Drift
Continental Drift Discovery
THEORY OF CONTINENTAL
Found evidence for
proposed the theory
of continental drift.
(p95 red book, 182 in Sciencesaurus)
Theory that c
The trash circulates around the gyres and evntually moves into the middle of the gyres and cannot
move outside of the gyre easily due to the strong currents. It does make sense that most of the
trash is from Asia, since it has a higher population and prod
ESC1000L: Earth and Its Environment
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The clearest way into the Universe is
through a fore
Project 2 Surface Ocean Cirulation
Label the areas of high and low pressure and draw and label the winds we talked about last class.
Remember, air moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.
Which way does the coriolis effect m
Focus Question 3.1:
What are external processes and what role do they play
in the rock cycle?
Occur at or near Earths surface
Powered by energy from the Sun
Powered by energy from Earths interior
Chapter 2: Rocks
Focus Question 2.1
What processes can transform a rock from process to
The rock cycle- interactions between the components of the Earth system origin of igneous,
sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks and how they are connected
Chapter 9 Notes
How does the area of Earths surface covered by oceans compare with the area
covered by continents?
Earth is referred to as the blue planet
71% of Earths surface is oceans and marginal seas
Continents and islands comprise the
Chapter 10 Notes
How does the Coriolis effect influence ocean currents?
Masses of water that flow from one place to another
Surface currents develop from friction between wind and the ocean surface
Huge, slowly moving gyre
What is an earthquake?
An earthquake is the vibration of Earth produced by the rapid release of energy
Energy released radiates in all directions from its source, the focus
Energy is in the form of waves
Sensitive instruments around the wor
How do catastrophism and uniformitarianism affect our understanding of Earth history?
James Ussher stated Earth was only a few thousand years old
Belief that Earths landscapes were formed by great catastrophes
Before 1960 geologists saw the positions of ocean basins and
continents as fixed
Continental drift suggested but not agreeable
A new model of tectonic processes
A scientific revolution
Tectonic processes deform crust and create major struc
What are the defining characteristics of a mineral?
Minerals are the building blocks of rocks
Minerals important in human history
Flint and chert for weapons and tools
Gold, silver, and copper mined by Egyptians
Bronze developed by 2200 b.c.
The nature of
Characteristics of a magma determine the violence or explosiveness of an eruption
The above three factors actually control the viscosity of a magma
Viscosity is a measu
Focus Question 4.1
What are the different types of glaciers and what are their characteristics?
What is the present - day location and extent of glaciers on Earth?
Many landscapes were shaped by glaciers during the last Ice Age
Alps, Cape Cod, Yosemite
One of the best tasting fish in the sea is also the most invasive and deadly to our ocean reefs and fish.
The lion fish is an invasive species that has taken control of our waters. These fish and reproduce faster
than any other marine life out there. When
FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE
Origin of the Universe and the Solar System
Know about the Big Bang Theory and what evidence supports it.
Know the difference between the inner and outer planets in the solar system.
Chapters 1 & 2
The difference betwe
Know what percentage of the Earth is covered by water and the four main
Know the general salinity of the ocean, where the two primary sources for
Comprises the dissolved solids (salts) originates, and the conditions that
1. Greenhouse effect- Light passes through the atmosphere; hits the earth; the light is absorbed
and changed; the heat dissipates back to outer space; some heat is trapped by greenhouse gases
and warms the earth
Global warming-gradual increase in temperat
Ch. 5, 6 & 7 Study Guide
What are the three types of plate boundaries? Briefly describe what happens at each boundary.
2. What evidence supports plate tectonics theory?
What is the difference between continental and oceanic crustal rocks? What is a
Exam 1 study guide:
Which of the following locations contains the most water in Earths hydrosphere aside from the oceans?
In the hydrologic cycle, water that falls on land in the form of precipitation returns to the ocean in which
of the fo
Minerals, rocks, and the rock cycle
Atoms smallest unit of an element which retains the properties of the element.
Positive charge located in the nucleus
One mass unit #P+ = Atomic #
Neutral charge located in the nucleus
Test 2 notes outline ESC 1000
FROM CONTINENTAL DRIFT TO PLATE TECTONICS
Alfred Wegener's idea of continental drift: the continents are not always in the same place, they move
over the (Pangea)
Lines of evidence for it
1) Fit of coastlines (particularly Af
GLACIERS AND GLACIAL PROCESSES
Glaciers-thick wall of ice originating on land from compaction,
hardening of snow
-Each glacier like a stream of ice, continually moving downslope
Original formation of glaciers: Snow falls and becomes compacted into