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Department
Environmental Science
Course
EESA06H3
Professor
Nick Eyles
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 1 Jan 9 2009Course Website wwwutscutorontocaeylesEESA06Introduction to Planet EarthThe course if focused on the history of planet earth how it works internally and how continents and oceans have evolved the geosphere over the last 4 billion yearsRate of plate movement is the same growth of finger nails average 37cmyear Earth history application of plate tectonic theory to the ancient past reconstructing past continentocean configurations paleoenvironmental reconstruction eg climate and paleobiology search for mineral resources environmental issuesChallenges of environmental change effects of urban sprawl hardening of watersheds waste disposal groundwater contamination remediation of contaminated sites radon gas earthquakes landslidestsunamis climate warming and severe
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