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GEOL 1013 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Granodiorite, Geothermal Gradient, Parent Rock

Igneous Rocks Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:33 AM Magma is liquid rock. I is formed by the melting of rocks. Igneous rocks form by the crystallization of magma. 2 types of Igneous Rock Volcanic (or extrusive) Igneous Ro...

Geology
GEOL 1013
Sandra Barr
GEOL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Primary Production, Abyssal Plain, Pelagic Sediment
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GEOL 1033 – 04/06/2017 – OCEAN SEDIMENT SEDIMENTS • Particles of organic and inorganic matter that accumulates in a loose, unconsolidated form • Particles originate from: ...

Geology
GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Chemosynthesis, Dazzle Camouflage, Mariana Trench
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1. GEOL 1033 – 04/04/2017 - CORAL REEF COMMUNITIES Typically form in areas of high wave energy Corals account for ~1/2 of the biomass in reef communities An array of encrusting, burrowing, boring, consuming and produci...

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GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Winged Foot Golf Club, Symmetry In Biology, Sea Urchin
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1. GEOL 1033 – 03/23/17 – INVERTABRATES Invertibrates:  Like all animals they are heterotrophs (rely on primary producers for energy) that consume autotrophs for food  Soft bodied – no skeleton for muscl...

Geology
GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture 15: GEOL 1033 – 03/30/17 - COASTAL COMMUNITIES
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GEOL 1033 033017 OCEAN COMMUNITIES Community Many populations of organisms that interact at a particular location producers, consumers, and recyclers Population Group of organisms of the same species that occupy a specific...

Geology
GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Primary Production, Apex Predator, Prochlorococcus
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GEOL 1033 – 03/21/17 - Primary Productivity • Synthesis of Organic Materials from inorganic substances – Autotrophs • Couple kinds of Autotrophic behavior: • Chemosynthesis: Chemosynthetic organisms utilize inorganic...

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GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture 11: GEOL 1033 – 03/09/17 SEAWATER PROPERTIES
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GEOL 1033 030917 SEAWATER PROPERTIES WATER PROPERTIES Water molecule is an oxygen atom surrounded by two hydrogen atoms that share electrons The hydrogen atoms make an angle of 105 between one another The side of the oxyge...

Geology
GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture 10: 03/06/17 COASTS
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GEOL 1033 – 03/07/2017 TEST 3 – March 14 50 multiple choice questions - lecture 8, 9, 10, 11 COASTS • Shore – place where ocean meets the land • Coast – larger zone affected by the processes that occur at this bound...

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GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Geoid, Amphidromic Point, Declination
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GEOL 1033 – 03/02/2017 TIDES  Periodic short term changes in the height of the ocean surface cause by the combination of the gravitational force of the moon and the sun and the motion of the earth.  The main cause of...

Geology
GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture 8: GEOL 1033 – 02/28/17 Waves
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GEOL 1033 – 02/28/17 WAVES  Waves transmit energy (not mass) across the ocean’s surface  Wave orbits – Waves travel ahead, while objects do not  The highest point on the wave is called the Crest  The lowest point...

Geology
GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture 7: GEOL 1033 – 02/07/17
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GEOL 1033 02072017 Ocean Circulation II Ocean circulation is either: (a) Wind driven on the surface (b) Density driven deep ocean Surface Currents The winds embedded within the circulation cells determine the currents Wind...

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GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Shortwave Radiation, Atmospheric Circulation, Ocean Current
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find more resources at oneclass.com GEOL 1033 – 02/02/2017 Ocean Circulation I Test moved to Thursday February 9 Lectures 4, 5, 6, 7 – Chapters 3, 6, 7 Atmospheric Circulation  Earths ocean and atmosphere are ...

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GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Joides Resolution, Sea Surface Temperature, Remote Sensing
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find more resources at oneclass.com GEOL 1033 – 01/26/17 IODP – International Ocean Discovery Program  International Program of the highest level  Canada is in consortium with the European Consortium for Oc...

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GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir
GEOL 1033 Lecture 4: GEOL 1033 – 01/24/17
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find more resources at oneclass.com GEOL 1033 – 01/24/17 How do we know what the Ocean Basins look like?  Up until a few years ago we could not reach the bottom of the Ocean – It was James Cameron and his fundin...

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GEOL 1033
Pufahl Peir

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