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GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Convergent Boundary, Silicate Minerals, Continental Crust

Terminology and structure of the earth Minerals: inorganic solid with a specific internal structure of atoms and a definite chemical composition Silicate minerals: minerals composed of silica (SiO4) ...

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GLG 301
K.Fujita
GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Multimodal Distribution, Energy, Outer Core

Differences between continents and oceans See table of same name under supplementary material for January 11. Continents are less dense and contain old crust (up to 4+ billion years); oceans are denser and on...

Geology
GLG 301
K.Fujita
GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Oceanic Crust, Subduction, Igneous Differentiation

History from the rocks: classification of rocks and the rock cycle Rocks Naturally occurring aggregates of minerals (and by definition glass* and coal**) Classified by How they formed C...

Geology
GLG 301
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GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Sedimentary Rock, Protolith, Amphibolite

Rock Cycle Stratigraphy Geological Time: Relative Dating Sedimentary rock Some on land (terrestrial), some in lakes/rivers/oceans (lacustrine, marine, or sub- aqueous) Form in a diverse variety of environ...

Geology
GLG 301
K.Fujita
GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Supercontinent, Gypsum, Epicenter
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LECTURE NOTES 27 I have kept the entire long version of the Michigan Earthquake lecture that I only presented in abbreviated form on April 25. Parts shaded in grey were not really covered. I moved some material around so ...

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GLG 301
kazuyafujita
GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Hypocenter, Elastic Energy, Acoustic Impedance
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LECTURE 21 SUMMARY Seismic Waves  Travel-time curves o Refracted Waves Reynolds (1997) ...

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GLG 301
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GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Krakatoa, Subduction, Submarine Landslide
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LECTURE 23 SUMMARY Focal Mechanisms  Elastic rebound theory (Reid, 1906) o Two sides of fault “at rest;” undeformed but with linear feature (fence) crossing them. o Strain accumula...

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GLG 301
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GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Nevado Del Ruiz, Juan De Fuca Plate, Crater Lake
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LECTURE 26 NOTES In the interests of posting this quickly, I have not edited this much since last year’s versions – might be some glitches. Volcanic Hazards  Tephra falls and flows (pyroclastic ejecta) o ...

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GLG 301
kazuyafujita
GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Hyperbola, Flat Earth, Love Wave
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LECTURE 20 SUMMARY Fabric  “geometric arrangement of component features in a rock”. o Primary fabric – fabric formed during formation of rock. o Tectonic fabric – fabric formed during deformatio...

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GLG 301
kazuyafujita
GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Volcanism, Stratovolcano, Magma Chamber
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LECTURE 25 NOTES Earthquake Prediction o Item added for these lecture notes: There are some issues with the seismic gap approach. One is that we know about long recurrence rates for ...

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GLG 301
kazuyafujita
GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Seismic Moment, Rise Time, Teleseism
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LECTURE NOTES 22 Seismology  What is it about shaking that causes damage? o Specific response of structures to shaking is VERY complicated! o Ground Motion  Acceleration ...

Geology
GLG 301
kazuyafujita
GLG 301 Lecture 28: GLG301-2017-Summary 28
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LECTURE NOTES 28 I have kept the entire long version of the Driving Forces lecture that I only presented in abbreviated form on April 27. Parts shaded in grey were not really covered. Driving Forces of Plate Tectonics ...

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GLG 301
kazuyafujita
GLG 301 Lecture 24: GLG301-2017-Summary 24
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LECTURE 24 NOTES Earthquake Hazards (continued)  Tsunami o Run-up heights (the height the water reaches)  As wave of water enters shallower water, the wave slows and the ...

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GLG 301
kazuyafujita
GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Midcontinent Rift System, Graben, Transpression
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LECTURE 19 SUMMARY Faults  Strike-slip faults ...

Geology
GLG 301
kazuyafujita
GLG 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Rheology, Shear Modulus, Oceanic Crust
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LECTURE 18 SUMMARY Rheology  Non-linear and plastic behavior o Most materials are not linear in their behavior and not purely elastic or viscous  may be dependent, stress...

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GLG 301
kazuyafujita

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