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EESC1168 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Arctic Ocean, Ecological Resilience, Photosynthesis

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1 Feb 2017
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The first 6 months of 2016 each broke records for the warmest month since 1880. The past 3 years all set records as the warmest years. Both temperature
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BCEESC1168Elizabeth FollettSpring

EESC1168 Lecture Notes - Lecture 30: Hurricane Mitch, Crater Lake, Ensemble Forecasting

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7 Apr 2017
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The hurricane has a sharply defined eye, due to the speed and quantity of hurricane. The hurricane has a more organized appearance - tighter appearance
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EESC 1168 Lecture 31: hurricanes III lecture 31 4.10

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10 Apr 2017
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Hurricanes are blown west, and then east, as they move away from the equator. Today: 3 case studies of hurricane related disasters: Key west, florida (
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BCEESC1168Elizabeth FollettSpring

EESC1168 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Rogue Wave, 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake And Tsunami, Gravity Wave

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22 Feb 2017
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Water is displaced, then is pulled back towards its initial position by gravity. It overshoots, falling below the starting height, and is brought back
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BCEESC1168Elizabeth FollettSpring

EESC 1168 Lecture 12: Lecture 12 geoscience 2.13

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13 Feb 2017
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Volcano disasters (5 volcanoes in the book, only discussing 3 - only worry about book material covered in class) Toba (72,000 bce): the most recent ext
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EESC1168 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Oldest Dated Rocks, Inner Core, Outer Core

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1 Feb 2017
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Our solar system is about 4. 57 billion years old. We live in a rotating cloud of gas and dust. Matter accumulated in the center, creating the sun. Sol
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BCEESC1168Elizabeth FollettSpring

EESC 1168 Lecture 28: pandemics II 3.31

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1 Apr 2017
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Pandemic: an outbreak of disease over a very large area; affecting a large proportion of. Vector-borne transmission - spread by an animal or insect (zi
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BCEESC1168Elizabeth FollettSpring

EESC1168 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Retaining Wall, Shear Strength, Shear Stress

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22 Mar 2017
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Land moves because the shear stress on the slope exceeds its shear strength. Shear stress: force per unit area, parallel to the slide. Shear strength:
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EESC1168 Lecture Notes - Lecture 33: The Little Review, Wall Cloud, Thunderstorm

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20 Apr 2017
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When multiple weather systems collide, violent, cyclonic storms can develop. This process creates the type of storm that generates most tornadoes. Supe
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EESC1168 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Great Chicago Fire, Polder, Umber

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20 Mar 2017
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Current fire dangers have been reduced due to better city planning and firefighting technology deaths, 13,000 injuries, and . 2 billion in property dam
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EESC1168 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: San Andreas Fault, Plate Tectonics, Tibetan Plateau

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1 Feb 2017
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Past lecture slides and readings are on canvas. Review sheet will be posted on friday. Volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis all arise due to movement o
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EESC1168 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: Hurricane Sandy, Indian Ocean, Coriolis Force

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7 Apr 2017
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Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are names for cyclonic storms that form in normal values the storm surge can cause significant flooding (hurricane s
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