E) Answer the following questions. Recall that Pluto is now a dwarf planet, and no longer one of the outer planets of the solar system. 1. Compare the diameter of the smallest Jovian planet to the largest Terrestrial Planet. Express this quantitative
Absolute Age Age of the earth is 4.55 Billion Years (Claire Patterson), dated meteorites on a isochron scale along with marine sediment (Uniformitarianist) Clocks: Sediment accumulation, salt in oceans, cooling rate of earth Rate of decay is function
1. (a) Explain what Global Ecological Deficit (or overshoot) is? Global Ecological Deficit occurs when the footprint of the population exceeds the biocapacity of the area available to that population. (b) What was the Global Ecological Deficit in 200
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3. Describe the relationship between permeability, porosity and sediment type (grain size)? Can you explain this (i.e. what must change with grain size)? As grain size increases, the porosity increases and the permeability
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Assumptions: Thickness of early crust: 100 km Radius of earth: 6370 km Depth to the core: 2900 km Radius of the core: 3470 km Density of Mantle: 5000 kg/m3 Proportion by mass of water in early mantle: .0015 Volume of oceans
1) What is represented by the arrows labeled N, D, and F? N= Surface Perpendicular Component D= Surface Parallel Component F= Friction 2) Start with dry soil (friction coefficient = 0.5u), a rock with mass of 100g at an angle = 0. What is the value o
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1. Based on the profile (shape), what type of volcano is Olympus Mons? What type is Fuji? Olympus Mons would be a shield volcano and Fuji would be a Stratovolcano (a.k.a. Composite Volcano). 2. Which most likely had explosi
Slide 9 #3. 22.4 Lome Prieta earthquakes = 1 San Francisco earthquake 3,981.1 Lom Prieta earthquakes = 1 Sumatra earthquake 177.8 San Francisco earthquakes = 1 Sumatra earthquake #6. An earthquakes magnitude is not directly correlated to fatalities f
1. a) The quantity [z/(4kt)] increases as depth increases. b) The quantity [z/(4kt)] increases with age (at a constant depth). 2. Older lithosphere is cooler than the younger lithosphere because the older lithosphere is spreading away toward the edge
Amanda Heikes 1. The spreadsheets of Slides 4-6 are an example of a numerical solution to a problem. The algebra of Slide 7 produces an analytical solution to the same problem. With these examples in mind, discuss the difference between a numerical a