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GEOL 2155 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Sidneyia, Authigenesis, Holdfast

Unit 5 Precambrian life and events - Of no use as ​index - It is more fossils ...

Geology
GEOL 2155
Robin Cuthbertson
GEOL 2155 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Water Cycle, Panspermia

Unit 1 What is life? - By experiment (in the lab Sulphur Mountain Formation of BC - In order to be alive, an ...

Geology
GEOL 2155
Robin Cuthbertson
GEOL 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Thrust Fault
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Folding and Faulting Deformation rocks bend or break in response to compression, tension, or shearing, produces geologic structures including joints (cracks), faults (fractures on which one body of rock slides past another...

Geology
GEOL 1101
Janice Wittstrom
GEOL 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Zircon, Hornblende, Absolute Dating
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RELATIVEDATINGKEYPRINCIPLES Relative:puttingthingsinorder fromoldesttoyoungest Uniformitarianism thepresentiskeytothepast Original horizontality Superposition Crosscutting Relationships Fossil Correlation(assemblages) Mark...

Geology
GEOL 1101
Janice Wittstrom
GEOL 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Transform Fault, Merca, Richter Magnitude Scale
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EARTHQUAKES GEOLOGICALEFFECTS Groundshake universaleffectofshaking thatcan trigger: Landslides Liquefaction Groundrupture Tsunamis,upliftofland,sandvolcanoes,down dropcoastalareas WHATIS IT Fracturescracks Faultsfractureso...

Geology
GEOL 1101
Janice Wittstrom
GEOL 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Hypocenter, Richter Magnitude Scale
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Earthquakes Earthquake an episode ofgroundshaking,aconsequence oflithosphereplate movements, punctuate eachstep in the growth ofmountains,thedriftofcontinents,andtheopening and closing ofocean basins.Afactoflifeon human ea...

Geology
GEOL 1101
Janice Wittstrom
GEOL 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Calcite, Diagenesis, Lithification

WEATHERING AND SOIL 4 TYPES OF MECHANICAL WEATHERING - FROST WEDGING - EXFOLIATION - SALT WEDGING - THERMAL EXPANSION /CONTRACTION One effect of mechanical weathering is increasing surface area s...

Geology
GEOL 1101
Janice Wittstrom
GEOL 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Pumice, Diorite, Aphanite

R OCKS  An aggregate of 1 or more minerals.  Solid.  Can be organic - coal.  Are naturally occurring.  Various crystal structures or even unstructured (massive = glass).  Silicates a...

Geology
GEOL 1101
Janice Wittstrom
GEOL 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Mohs Scale Of Mineral Hardness, Crystal Habit, Chemical Formula

M INERALS  Mineral – consistent chemical formula within a short range.  Atom – smallest unit of an element that possesses the properties of the element.  Isotope – variety of an element with different n...

Geology
GEOL 1101
Janice Wittstrom
GEOL 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Dome Project, Mudpot, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

V OLCANOES MAFIC, INTERMEDIATE, OR FELSIC Classification by composition of magma and size of cone - SIZE AND SHAPE OF CONE -SHIELD VOLCANO - TRATOVOLCANO (C OMPOSITE VOLCANO ) - DOME ...

Geology
GEOL 1101
Janice Wittstrom
GEOL 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Asthenosphere, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Phanerite

C ONTINENTAL D RIFT Late 1800’s – Edward Suess proposed “GONDWANALAND” based on fossil evidence from South America and Africa. Based from simple maps 1915 – Alfred Wegener suggests all continents were once linked “P...

Geology
GEOL 1101
Janice Wittstrom

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