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Glacial Erratic: rocks that picked up by glaciers and deposited elsewhere
Supercontinent: all the continents together; called Pangea, Greek words: pan = all
together & gea = all the lands
There will another supercontinent in about another 200 million years, called
Amasia
The cycle of supercontinent to break-up to reformation of the supercontinent
happens about every 400 million years
Stratigraphy (a.k.a. Historical Geology): putting rocks in their relative age (age in
relativity to another), different from absolute age
For each landmass we can identify a vector and a velocity; the classroom has the
velocity of the thickness of a piece of paper everyday in the south-west direction
The active plate margin of North America is the edge of B.C.
As the populations start to move into big cities, the risk from natural disasters
increases
Derrick: a drilling tower; The Resolution is a drill boat and is credited for a lot of
discoveries in geology
EES C16 and D07: two undergrad courses that offer field teaching
Paleo = old
Key Concepts to read up for the FIRST TWO quizzes:
Formation of planet Earth 4, 500 million years before present
Continental drift and Pangea; 1912 (Alfred Wegener)
Sea floor spreading: 1960 (Harold Hess)
Magnetic stripes on the ocean floor and wander paths for continents: 1965
(Fred Vine)
Mid-ocean ridges and hot spots: 1965 (Tuzo Wilson)
Plate tectonics and Wilson Cycle: 1967 (Tuzo Wilson)
Differentiation is the process how the earth came into being due to gravity
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Glacial erratic: rocks that picked up by glaciers and deposited elsewhere. Supercontinent: all the continents together; called pangea, greek words: pan = all together & gea = all the lands. There will another supercontinent in about another 200 million years, called. The cycle of supercontinent to break-up to reformation of the supercontinent happens about every 400 million years. Historical geology): putting rocks in their relative age (age in relativity to another), different from absolute age. For each landmass we can identify a vector and a velocity; the classroom has the velocity of the thickness of a piece of paper everyday in the south-west direction. The active plate margin of north america is the edge of b. c. As the populations start to move into big cities, the risk from natural disasters increases. Derrick: a drilling tower; the resolution is a drill boat and is credited for a lot of discoveries in geology.

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