Class Notes (839,479)
Canada (511,349)
EESA06H3 (570)
Nick Eyles (502)
Lecture 3

Lecture 3 Notes

3 Pages

Environmental Science
Course Code
Nick Eyles

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 3 pages of the document.
Introduction to Planet Earth Lecture 03-Quiz #2 Earth history is the history of the oceans Pangea is the supercontinent 225 million years ago Continental crust, continents eventually domesinflate upwards because underneath theres hot, mantle, plastic rock rising because it is warming.(PLUME) This develops into triple junctions which are three major fractures. In Egypt, the arms are called a Rift and if you look at the area of the rift, it is usually going down and subsiding The evolution of the triple junction, only one rift opens up and develops into an ocean so we are able to identify Failed Rifts due to oasis? Failed rifts are usually filled with sediments and great for oiling gas, because you get a lot of organic materials such as deltas. It gets cooked and develops hydracarbs. Petroleum geologists are interested in failed rifts The Ottawa and St. Lawrence river rifts are both examples of failed rifts Old rifts might become reactivated and become earthquakes East Africa: stage one of rift widening and will become a mid ocean ridge North and into Egypt: Stage 2; red sea which is misnamed because in fact, it is a small ocean that will widen Oceans have mid ocean ridges along its center line and oceans are widening all the time but seas doesnt The east African rift is where the African plate is being torn apart The horn of Africa, aka the Somalia plate Is going to break away from Africa and become a little continental crust East Africa is the location of a major
More Less
Unlock Document

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.