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GEO 120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Granular Material, Slope Stability, Shear Stress
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GEO 120 - Lecture 22 - Mass Movements - Elizabeth Laliberte Mass Movement ● Costly type of natural hazard ● Can produce catastrophic losses Mass Wasting ● Rock or sediment moved down slope by force of grav...

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GEO 120
Elizabeth Laliberte
GEO 120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Denali National Park And Preserve, Baja California Peninsula, Terrane
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GEO 120 - Lecture 24 - Accreted Terrains - Elizabeth Laliberte Building the North American Continent ● Craton- the nucleus of the continent that has been growing outward over time ● Continental Shield- exposures ...

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GEO 120
Elizabeth Laliberte
GEO 120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: San Andreas Fault, Accretionary Wedge, Volcanic Arc
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GEO 120 - Lecture 23 - Transform Faults - Elizabeth Laliberte Transform Boundary ● Plates are moving past each other “grinding their edges” Origin of Rocks in San Andreas Fault Area ● 40 MYA ○ Subduct...

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GEO 120
Elizabeth Laliberte
GEO 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Centrifugal Force, Resultant Force, Wind Wave
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find more resources at oneclass.com Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Geo 110 TIDES - Overview • Tides are the rhythmic rise and fall of sea level • tide...

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GEO 110
Chris Kincaid
GEO 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Inverse-Square Law, Rayleigh Scattering, Radiant Energy
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find more resources at oneclass.com REVIEW OF BASIC LAWS OF RADIATION - Physics background • all objects emit radiant energy - hotter objects edit more energy than colder objects ...

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GEO 110
Chris Kincaid
GEO 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Foraminifera, Water Vapor
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find more resources at oneclass.com The Ocean and Anthropogenic CO2 - Atmosphere • most dominant gas - Nitrogen • 80% - Oxygen • 20% - Argon • 1...

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GEO 110
Chris Kincaid
GEO 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Photosynthesis
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find more resources at oneclass.com Ocean Life - How life survives in the ocean • Food availability - phytoplankton • photosynthesizing plankton that fish eat...

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GEO 110
Chris Kincaid
GEO 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: White Dwarf, Ion, Solar Mass
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GEO 110
Chris Kincaid
GEO 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Permafrost
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GEO 110
Chris Kincaid
GEO 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Gas Giant
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GEO 110
Chris Kincaid
GEO 120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Coastal Erosion, Salt Marsh, Acadia National Park
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GEO 120 - Lecture 21 - Collisions - Elizabeth Laliberte Convergent Plate Boundaries ● Continent-continent convergence ● Collisional mountain ranges ○ Form where plate convergence closes an ocean and b...

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GEO 120
Elizabeth Laliberte
GEO 120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Mount Rainier National Park, Juan De Fuca Plate, Olympic National Park
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GEO 120 - Lecture 20 - Plate Boundaries - Elizabeth Laliberte Active Subduction Zones ● Alaska ● Oregon ● Washington ● California ● & their national parks Ocean/Continent Subduction Zone ● Oce...

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GEO 120
Elizabeth Laliberte
GEO 120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Vadose Zone, Aquifer, Hydraulic Head
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GEO 123 - Lecture 18 - Groundwater - Elizabeth Laliberte Groundwater ● Water that accumulates below the ground surface Distribution of the Earth’s Water ● Important for drinking & agriculture ● 0.62% of earth’...

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GEO 120
Elizabeth Laliberte
GEO 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Cyanobacteria, Chlorophyll, Thermocline

Part 3: Mission to the Surface of Earth Earth’s Surface Environment Earth’s Oceans andAtmospheres -71% of earth is water -Been here at least 3.95 GA -How do we ...

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GEO 110
Chris Kincaid
GEO 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Climate Change Mitigation, Ocean Current, Sitaonair

Ocean andAtmosphere Circulation - Reasons we are interested in atmosphere and ocean circulation • Climate change • Travel and trade routes • atmosphere is our medium of life and has a chemical impact on us ...

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GEO 110
Chris Kincaid

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