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Department
Environmental Science
Course
EESA06H3
Professor
Nick Eyles
Semester
Winter

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EESA06 Lecture 1 Page 1EESA06 Lecture 1 Planet Earth 2011 Earth is 45billion years old Geography of planet has changed Plate Tectonic Movements Rocks can tell us the history of the planetwhere water was where land onesGlacial erraticlarge boulders o Marblealtered limestoneSupercontinentPangaea Greatall together in one place Amnesia ContinentPangaea2will become a super continent once againStratigraphyputting rocks in their relative ageorganizing historyo Aka Historical geologyVector Mapdirection of movement and velocity of movement of land masses Next super continent clustered around southeast chinaRing of Firemost dangerous place to live the outline of pacificGeophysical Equipmentcameras etc go underwater Derrickdrilling tower o The Resolutiondrill ship can drill 7km underwater Scope of CourseEarth history Application of plate tectonics to the ancient pastto reconstructing past continentsoceans Paleoenvironment reconstruction ex climate and paleobiology
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