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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Convergent Boundary, Geomagnetic Reversal, Mantle Convection
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find more resources at oneclass.com Positive Feedback loop Increases Nebular theory Nebula of gas rotates and condenses into the solar system Planetary seperation Dense materials are nearer the core creating layers Geosync...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Igneous Rock, Continental Crust, Spinel
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find more resources at oneclass.com -definite crystal structure -inorganic (generally) Evidence for plate tectonics continental drift 1. Apparent Polar Wander 2 .Bethymetry 3. Drilling samples from deep sea 4. Magnetic rev...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Deep-Focus Earthquake, Continental Crust, Oceanic Crust
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find more resources at oneclass.com Red shift, age As a result of the Big Bang, the Universe is expanding and most of the galaxies within it are moving away from each other Big Whack, Date Early in the planets history, den...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Metamorphic Rock, Geomagnetic Reversal, Mudcrack
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find more resources at oneclass.com Huge igneous rock structures have zones of weakness called joints What changes the form of rock? Tremendous pressure, extreme heat, and chemical process Three factors that determine whet...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Headward Erosion, Drainage Divide, Distributary
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find more resources at oneclass.com 2.8 What percentage of earths water is fresh? stream any body of water that flows along a channel surface water water that remains on the earths surface as puddles, swamps, lakes, snowfi...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Silt, Cross-Bedding, Dolomite
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find more resources at oneclass.com Detrital sedimentary rock Rocks tear form from the accumulation of materials that originate and are transported as solid particles derived from both mechanical and chemical weathering. C...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Headwall, Dry Lake, Anticline
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find more resources at oneclass.com Fold What structure results from ductile deformation? Stress What term applies to the force acting on a rock? Divergent At which tectonic boundaries does tension occur? Fault What struct...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Geode, Aquifer, Feldspar
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find more resources at oneclass.com artesian well a well in which more the 25 of the grains are feldspar cave (cavern) naturally formed underground chamber concretion hard, rounded mass that develops when a considerable am...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Metamorphic Rock, Igneous Rock, Continental Crust
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find more resources at oneclass.com Igneous rocks Formed when magma cools and hardens Sedimentary rocks Formed when sediment gradually accumulates in layers and over a long period of time hardens into rocks Metamorphic roc...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Meander, Oxbow Lake, Alluvial Fan
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find more resources at oneclass.com solution suspension sliding and rolling flotation d. _____ are low ridges of flood-deposited sediment that form on both sides of a stream channel and thin away from the channel point bar...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: San Andreas Fault, Convergent Boundary, Mantle Plume
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find more resources at oneclass.com Geology Science looking at how Earth works. Inclusions Are always older than the rocks they are included in. Mantle plumes Stationary narrow columns of hot mantle magma. Half-life Time r...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Metamorphic Rock, Migmatite, Ripple Marks
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find more resources at oneclass.com Oil window The temperature range where petroleum forms. Hydrolysis When hydrogen (H+) displaces a positively-charged cation in a mineral. Lowest RP for petroleum Asia Pacific Ripple mark...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Barchan, Loess, Silt
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find more resources at oneclass.com bajada A broad, gently sloping, depositional surface formed at the base of a mountain range in a dry region by the coalescing of individual alluvial fans barchan a crescent-shaped dune w...

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Igneous Rock, Subatomic Particle, Gypsum
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find more resources at oneclass.com Stock A type of igneous pluton that is smaller than 100 square kilometers. Strike The compass direction of a line formed by the intersection of an inclined plane with a horizontal plane....

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GEOG 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Silicate Minerals, Igneous Textures, Pyroxene
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General characteristics of magma -Parent Material of igneous rocks -Forms from Partial Melting Rocks -Magma at surface is called Lava Lava Magma at surface is called Volatiles Are dissolved gasses in the melt th...

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