1) Land use changes:
a) Urbanization: heat islands
b) Land use changes: Aral Sea substantially decreasing in size.
c) Why do scientists think that humans are causing the climate to change more rapidly
than it would naturally:
i) Just given natural forces,
1) What is the age of the Earth?
a) 4.5 billion years old
2) What is the world's present population, to the nearest billion? How
do recent population growth rates (over the last few centuries)
compare with earlier times? Why?
a) The worlds present populat
Geology versus environmental geology:
Geology: The science of the Earth its composition, structure, processes, its history and the history of the
life it supports.
Environmental geology: The study of the interaction of humans with the geologic environm
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Hurricanes Likely to Get Stronger and More Frequent
1. Mother natures largest and most destructive storm
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Just How Bad is the 2015 Fire Season?
Wildfires reach historical records in 2015
i. 48,908 wild fir
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First signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer
Because of the measures taken by virtually every Country in the world, in response to the
Name: _Brittany Fitzmaurice _
Investigating Weather with Google Earth Student Exploration Sheet
Step 4: Exploring weather patterns in San Diego and San Francisco
Navigate to the cities of San Diego and San Francisco with Google Earth. Examine the weather
September 23, 2016
Question 1: How many buildings at the rodeo grounds are in 3D? If the buildings are
connected in 3D, they are one building.
There are 3 buildings at the Ellensburg rodeo grounds tha
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Article Title: First signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer
A large hole in our ozone layer is believed to be healing itself
Hole in our ozone layer was discovered in 1950s
Hole believed to have been formed from a ch
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Title: The next giant quake: Its coming and heres how
Megaquake of 1700
o mightiest [earthquake] the earth can yiel
Lab 4 Tsunami
1. Latitude = 3.3
Longitude = 95.98
Magnitude = 9
Depth = 30
2. Indonesia was the closest country. 165659 deaths occurred here.
3. Tanzania, United Republic was the furthest country from the source event at
Plate Tectonics: Global Patterns
Part 1: San Andreas Fault and Plate Motion.
Distance from San Francisco to Palm Springs = 700 Kilometers = 70,000,000 CM
Time for them to become sister cities = 12,500,000 years
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Title: Worlds Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After
Century of Electric Production
Demolition project in Nor
Lab 5 answer sheet
1) Drainage Pattern: Radial
name: Mt. Shasta
2) Drainage Pattern: Dendritic
name: Sierra Nevada Mountains
a. Drainage Pattern: Trellis
b. Geomorphic process: as the river flows along a valley
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Title: New analysis shows Oso landslide was no fluke
Title: The unusually large Bingham Canyon Mine landslide an impressive
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Title: How Does the IPCC Know Climate Change is Happening?
Political effects of climate change including arguing, setting nations
against each other, etc.
The IPCCs findings
o Significant rise in global temperatures an
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Title: The 40,000-Mile Volcano
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Title: Sea-Level Rise Has Claimed Five Whole Islands In The Pacific:
First Scientific Evidence
Greatest challenges of climate change
o Sea-level rising
o Coastal flooding
Effects of climate change
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Article Title: Hurricanes Likely to Get Stronger and More Frequent:
o Warm ocean waters
o Moist atmospheric
Lab 1 GE
Question 1: How many buildings at the rodeo grounds are in 3D? If the buildings are connected
in 3D, they are one building.
6 buildings are in 3D. The Teanaway and Uptanum Halls, The poultry and rabbit barn, the cattle
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Article: Just How Bad Is The 2015 Fire Season?
2015 fires among the worst in recent history
o 46,005 fires
Down compared to recent