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GEOL 103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Photosynthesis

Carbon Carbon can form various ions C4+ Oxidized Carbon (Inorganic) Cation, lost electron (lost energy) Ex. C4+ + 2O2 = CO2 C4 Reduced Carbon (Organic) Anion, gained electrons (gained energy) Ex. C4 + 4H+ = CH4 Energy T...

Geology
GEOL 103
Gray Dean
GEOL 103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Ionic Bonding, Calcite

The Loss or Gain of Electrons (or the need to fill or empty shells) Results in bonding Remember, atoms want to be electrically neutral Thus, ions (charged atoms) will bond with one another forming compounds Or atoms ma...

Geology
GEOL 103
Gray Dean
GEOL 103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Unified Atomic Mass Unit, Atomic Number, Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2

Atoms and Chemistry Elements Atoms Element: A substance that consists of atoms all of which have identical characteristics. Atom: Smallest part of a substance that still retains the properties of that substance. We can...

Geology
GEOL 103
Gray Dean
GEOL 103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Demographic Transition

Age Structure The age structure is a distribution of the ages of individuals within a population at a given point in time. These vary between industrialized and developing nations. More developed regions: pencil, vertica...

Geology
GEOL 103
Gray Dean
GEOL 103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Population Momentum, Exponential Growth, Carrying Capacity

Human Population The current world population of more than 7 billion people is a cause for concern among many environmentalists. Although the world population growth rate has declined recently, world population continues...

Geology
GEOL 103
Gray Dean
GEOL 103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Linear Function, Exponential Growth, Market Failure

Personal Consumption Influences Impact Impact (I = P x C) is growing rapidly. Linear growth in P C results in exponential growth in I. Since 1990 consumer per person ( = C P) has stabilized and even started to decline ...

Geology
GEOL 103
Gray Dean
GEOL 103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Gaia Hypothesis, Thermodynamics, Resource Depletion

Physics Laws 1st Law of Thermodynamics Conservation: Energy is neither created nor destroyed, only changes form. 2nd Law of Thermodynamics Entropy: Physical systems move from high energy states to low energy states (eq...

Geology
GEOL 103
Gray Dean
GEOL 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 34: Sylvite, Talc, Aluminium Oxide
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Friday, April 21, 2017 Lecture 34 Resource Geology: Metal Ores and Nonmetallic Resources - Metals and Ores an ore is a mineral that has a high concentration of some metal and that is • commonly mined to o...

Geology
GEOL 101
Paul Giesting
GEOL 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 33: Uraninite, Depleted Uranium, Nuclear Fuel Cycle
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Lecture 33 Resource Geology: Coal and Uranium - Coal Deposits • coal- mineralized fossil carbon that is a combustile sedimentary rock - forms from remains of land plants • a swam...

Geology
GEOL 101
Paul Giesting
GEOL 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 32: Caprock, Shale Gas, Seismology
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Monday, April 17, 2017 Lecture 32 Resource Geology: Oil and Gas - Types of geologic resources • energy resources - petroleum, coal, uranium, geothermal • metal - iron, copper, aluminum, lead, zinc, ...

Geology
GEOL 101
Paul Giesting
GEOL 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 31: Lithostratigraphy, Erosion Surface, Unconformity
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Lecture 31 Geochronology- Age of Rocks and Fossils - Geologic Record the fact that Earth has changed through time has become clear based on evidence • in the geologic record •...

Geology
GEOL 101
Paul Giesting
GEOL 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 30: Groundwater Remediation, Ventouse, Soil Contamination
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Monday, April 10, 2017 Lecture 30 Contamination - Soil and water contamination soils gets contaminates in two important ways: • - surface dumping - subsurface leaks • infiltrating water carries s...

Geology
GEOL 101
Paul Giesting
GEOL 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: Hydraulic Head, Aquifer, Vadose Zone
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Friday, April 7, 2017 Lecture 29 Groundwater - Water Resources water is essential for human life, agriculture, hygiene and countless industrial • processes • water comes from two sources: - surf...

Geology
GEOL 101
Paul Giesting
GEOL 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 28: Suspended Load, Overbank
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Lecture 28 Floods - Floods and Flood Deposits when heavy precipitation falls in part of a river’s drainage basin, the water may • overtop the river’s banks • the water outside...

Geology
GEOL 101
Paul Giesting
GEOL 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Silt, Surface 3, River Source
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Monday, April 3, 2017 Lecture 27 Rivers - drainage basing- a land area drained by a stream and its tributaries - only .03% of all water on Earth is running water in streams and lakes - Stage • measurement of the ...

Geology
GEOL 101
Paul Giesting

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