Midterm 2 Study Guide
*Important things to keep in mind and studying tips:Make sure you know how to solve
math problems multiple ways. If Igive you one variable, can you flip it around and find
the other? o Be aware that I value critical thinking skills v
Waves and Tsunamis
The period of a wave does not change once it
is generated. This means that it can take 10-20
min (on average) for a tsunami wave to pass.
Cant even be felt in the open
Nov 3 2014
Landslides are Costly
Not covered by most insurance policies
Midterm next Wednesday Oct 29, 2014
Intro to Nat Hazards, UCI Emergency Management, Plate Tectonics,
Earthquakes, Tsunami & Volcanoes
What does the Mercalli Intensity Scale depend on?
What if anything is wrong with this
In the 1980, Melbourne
built a huge reservoir that
was supposed to secure the
water supply for the city for
In the 2000s, Melbourne
experienced a millennium
EARTHSS17 Lecture 1
Oct 3 2014
Lecture: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00-9:50 am in ELH 100
Natural hazards, disasters, catastrophes
Lecture and in class activities
Lost on Campus?
Oct 10 2014
Which of the Following is True?
A. Earths crust is denser than the mantle.
B. Earths crust is thicker than the mantle.
C. Earths crust is part
Lecture 8: Volcanoes
Midterm Friday! Dont forget!
Along which type of tectonic plate
boundary are reverse faults found?
Cascadia Subduc?on Zone
San Andreas Fault
Basin and Range
ESS 17: Final Exam Study Guide (for the material since the last midterm)
Key Tips for Studying:
Focus your studying on the material weve covered since the last midterm.
MOST of the questions will be on this material. Start by reviewing lectures, then look
Study Guide: Midterm 2
*Important things to keep in mind and studying tips:
o Make sure you know how to solve math problems multiple ways. If I give you
one variable, can you flip it around and find the other?
o Be aware that I value critical thinking ski
How will climate change in
Representative Concentration Pathway RCP-models put forth by
scientists who study co2 output and model how to change carbon
output in future
-change based on what we do
The Fire Triangle
Lecture 23: Hurricanes
Do these diagrams occur in
northern or southern
Global Distribution of
Reason for Global
Lifecycle of Hurricane
What is heat?
Two different types:
Tropical cyclones with sustained wind
Lecture 21: Thunderstorms
Boundaries b/w cold and warm air masses
-shift air around very rapidly
-often associated with severe weather
Cold air mass moves in much faster than warm air mass and wedges itself
underneath warm air ma
Nov 18 2015
Reminder: No class next Wed
We will NOT have class on Wednesday of
next week (day before Thanksgiving), but
Remember the trade winds?
The trade winds run from east to west.
The trade winds exert a pull on the ocean, and are
responsible for piling a large mass of warm, tropical water
toward the WESTERN edge of
It starts with wind
Much of the year, we here
in CA have winds that run
from North to South (dont
believe me? Check out this
These winds are strongest
Nov 30 2015
Final Exam NEXT MONDAY, 4-6pm
The nal is cumula.ve
ONE 3x5 inch notecard
We will have a sea.ng chart
Nov 16 2015
Chapter 10 is a BEAST
Focus on rst half of the chapter.
We will NOT have class on Wednesday of
next week (d
Nov 4 2015
Quick survey on next midterm:
Would you rather have:
A. A note card with anything wri6en on it that
you desire (similar to the
Great Shake Out!
Tomorrow, 10:15 am
Drop, Cover and Hold
Send me a picture of you and/or your
(food and water for at least 72 hours, rst aid kit,
Where would you need to be standing to see the fastest winds in the following hurricane?
The outer edge of the hurricane
Within the eye
Within a spiral rain band
Milankovitch cycles have had a strong influence on global climate for the last fe
Lecture 19: Global Atmospheric Circulation
Earths Mechanics explain
Earths Tilt Today
Amount of energy we get from sun is constant and does not vary
by season. Su
Why climate changes?
Temperature on Earth can fluctuate and climate can change based on
1.Variations in solar output- increases over billions of years
2.Changes in Earths orbit- changes with Milankovitch cycles about
Revolution:Orbit we take around the sun. Tilt: 23.5 degree title on axis. Rotate on tilted axis. Energy: Surplus at equator and deficit at poles. Variations in
heating=variations in air pressure which cause movement of air. Pressure Gradient:Which dire
What happens to air as it rises in the atmosphere?
It warms, water vapor condenses and clouds form
It warms, loses density and falls downward
It cools, water vapor condenses and clouds form
It cools, loses density and falls downward
It more or less stays