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GSCI 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Drumlin, Gneiss, Colour Banding
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Thomson William INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS: Prepare your report by providing whatever information is requested in its proper place. Consult you TA if you have questions regarding what is expected. Field Trip 1 - Overv...

Geoscience
GSCI 1050
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty
GSCI 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Phanerite, Metamorphism, Igneous Rock
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The Rock Cycle Igneous rock Classifications Thin sections Intrusive and Extrusive Small crystals mean rocks were cooled quickly Big crystals with different colors means the rocks cooled slowl...

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GSCI 1050
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty
GSCI 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Magnetite, Ion, Euhedral And Anhedral
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Minerals 1. Naturally Occurring 2. Inorganic 3. Solid 4. Repeating crystalline structure 5. Definite chemical composition with minor variation Why is glass not a mineral? 2a: Minerals are crystals ...

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GSCI 1050
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty
GSCI 1050 Lecture 6: Lab 6 notes
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Lab 6 notes Describing sedimentary rocks Use the texture of the rock and its sedimentary structure to interpret the depositional environment Texture will indicate transport distance and source Sed...

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GSCI 1050
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty
GSCI 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Unconformity, Sedimentary Rock, Cross-Bedding
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5a Soil Profile A complex reaction chamber where has liquids, organic matter and minerals react End of the rock cycle Remobilization Erosion on land, lead to deposition in sea Soils erode down hill slo...

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GSCI 1050
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty
GSCI 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Hydraulic Head, Sedimentary Rock, Porosity
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Three Phases Dihydrogen oxygen can exist in there distinct phases in Earths hydraulic cycle Processes can change the phase of water and transport to different hydrological reservoirs Why does the water ...

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GSCI 1050
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty
GSCI 1052 Lecture 17: Lecture 17
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Lecture 17: Thyreophorans the shield bearers Thyreophoran characteristics include: Paired osteoderms (bony knobs in the skin) on their back. The oldest thyreophorans are from early Jurassic rocks and Late Triassic tracks m...

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GSCI 1052
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty( S I)
GSCI 1052 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Thyreophora, Integumentary System, Pachycephalosauria
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Lecture 16: Ornithischians and their relationships Two groups of Dinosaurs: Saurischians: the lizard hips Ornithischians: the bird hips Remember that Ornithischians means bird-hipped but that birds did not evolv...

Geoscience
GSCI 1052
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty( S I)
GSCI 1052 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Centrosaurinae, Ceratopsidae, Psittacosaurus
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Lecture 19: Ceratopsians Ceratopsians Oldest are from Late Jurassic of China Most abundant in the cretaceous and went extinct by the end of it Derived ceratopsians characters Parietal frill Rostral bon...

Geoscience
GSCI 1052
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty( S I)
GSCI 1052 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Neoteny, Plateosauria, Anchisaurus
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Lecture 21: Saurischians, Sauropodomorphs, and Prosauropods Saurischians Dinosaurs with the long part of their pubis pointing forward (A) They have extra articular surfaces on the dorsal vertebrae (B) They ...

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GSCI 1052
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty( S I)
GSCI 1052 Lecture 20: Lecture 20
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Lecture 20: Ornithopods Derived ornithopods characters Jaw joint strongly deflected below level of tooth rows Front teeth are on a lower plane than the back teeth Ornithopods Oldest from Late Triassic and Early Jurassic Ab...

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GSCI 1052
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty( S I)
GSCI 1052 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Gnathostomata, Humerus, Skull
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Lecture 15: Vertebrates Vertebrates are a subphylum of the phylum Chordata Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrate Chordates: Animals with the following characters at some point in their li...

Geoscience
GSCI 1052
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty( S I)
GSCI 1052 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Disembowelment, Hadrosaurid, Biological Specificity
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Lecture 23: Theropods beast feet Theropod characters Extreme hollowing of the bones Hand with reduced ring and pinky fingers Pits on the upper surface of the finger bones to allow extreme extension of finge...

Geoscience
GSCI 1052
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty( S I)
GSCI 1052 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Pachycephalosauria, Foramen Magnum, Beak
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Lecture 18: The Pachycephalosaurs Cerapodans Includes Ornithopods (means bird feet) and Marginocephalians (means fringed heads) Cerapodan characters include: A gap between front and back teeth Five or...

Geoscience
GSCI 1052
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty( S I)
GSCI 1052 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Comparative Anatomy, Metacarpal Bones, Nuchal Ligament
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Lecture 22: Sauropods Sauropods Frist occur in Late Triassic and are abundant in Jurassic Extinct at end Cretaceous Global Distribution One of longest lived groups of dinosaurs Because they lived ...

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GSCI 1052
Patrick Gonsoulin- Getty( S I)

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