Lecture Notes on Earths Particles
What's the breakdown of the water on Earth in grams?
Atmosphere- 1.7 x 10^19
Oceans- 1.4 x 10^24
Fresh Water and Ground Water- 4.1 x 10^22
Sedimentary Rocks- 1.5 x 10^23
Total- 1.6 x 10^24
Why is there not much Nitrogen i
Lecture Notes on The Parts of the Earth
Why are Earth and Venus Geologically Active? (See Convection in textbook)
Size matters for planets, larger planets retain more heat than smaller planets and moons. Earth
and Venus are larger planets so they have a s
Lecture Notes on Landforms
-a depression or crater caused by the surface collapse of materials above a fault
A very steep bank or slope; an escarpment.
is a depressed block of land bordered by parallel faults
Name surface processe
Lecture Notes on Craters
active volcano on Jupiter's moon, Io. It contains a huge lake of multi-colored sulfurs heated at
-bowl-shaped but with a central uplift
Lecture Notes on Chemical Reactions in the Solar System
-when intense pressure from an impactor causes structural changes in rocks that don't
occur normally on Earth
At what velocity do meteorites hit the Earth?
Lecture Notes on Metamorphism
very large crater (5-6 miles across) that forms when a very large colano erupts so fast
that when all the magma leaves the chamber, the whole things collapses on itself
-vaguely muffin-shaped protrusion that
Lecture Notes on Atomic Particles on Planets
What compounds make up the secondary outgassed atmospheres of Venus, Earth and Mars?
CO2, N2, H2O
What gasses make up the Jovian planets?
H2, He and CH4
Atmospheric pressure of Venus and most abundant gasses?
Lecture Notes on Hydrogen and the Solar System
Relative abundance of Helium in the solar system with respect to Hydrogen
Relative abundance of Oxygen in the solar system with respect to Hydrogen
Relative abundance of Carbon in the solar system
Lecture Notes on Black Body
an idealized physical body that absorbs all incident electromagnetic radiation,
regardless of frequency or angle of incidence.
black body radiation
is the type of electromagnetic radiation within or surrounding a bod