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Department
Environmental Science
Course
EESA06H3
Professor
Nick Eyles
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 4: East African Rift: how oceans are born    Terms and concepts to remember and look up in the glossary  or Google    The life cycle of ocean basins: embryonic, mature, dying   The supercontinent cycle  Embryonic oceans (e.g., Red Sea)  Asthenosphere  Lithosphere  Differing relative densities of oceanic and continental crust  ‘Decompression  melting’ of dry mantle rock to produce basaltic magma  Plumes and plume heads  Flood basalts  Dikes  Intrusive igneous rocks  Pillow basalt  Triple junctions  Rift  Failed rifts (aulacogens), oil and gas, and large rivers on the modern continents  Homo habilis (handy man)  Ert
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