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GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Cyanobacteria, Stromatolite, Goldilocks Principle
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41218 Geobiology Photosynthesizing bacteria: Save the day continued Review: *The Goldilocks Principle the earth is just enough far away from the sun and has the right type of atmosphere to have life exist Ex. just enough...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Evaporation, Transpiration, Atmospheric Circulation
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The Hydrologic Cycle 42618 Review: *Fossil Fuels a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms Greenhouse gases are contributing to global warming because they trap...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Dominant Wavelength, Cyanobacteria, Stromatolite
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Climate Changes (Ch. 15 The Climate System) 41718 Review: *Stromatolites: bacterial mounds formed by cyanobacteria CO2 is a greenhouse gas change concentrations and you can take temperature CO2 levels have decreased over ...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Radioactive Decay, Aquifer, Ultraviolet
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5118 Hydrologic Cycle continued Earthquakes Free Exam Questions: 1. About how much of Earths water is freshwater? A. 0.2 B. 4 C. 9 D. 25 2. What powers the Earths climate system? A. Magnetism B. Tidal friction C. Radioact...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Atmospheric Circulation, Dominant Wavelength, Apple I
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Climate Change 41918 *3 Big Questions: 1. What is climate change? 2. How does the climate system work? 3. What controls climate change? *Climate Change a change in statistical distribution of weather on time scales of gre...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Chordate, Archaea, Plant
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Spring 2018 Midterm Exam: Grading Scale: A = 92 100 curved = 92100 AB = 87 91 curved = 86 91 B = 81 86 curved = 78 85 BC = 77 80 curved = 72 77 grades will be posted on canvas later today 4518 Geobiology continued Wh...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Edwin Hubble, Big Crunch
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4318 Beginnings (with Musical Guest) *Act 1 Expansion 13.7 billion years ago The Big Bang Theory galaxies have moved farther away from each other (expanding) Marked the origin of the universe The Big Crunch hypothes...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Arctic Ocean, Radiative Cooling
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The Climate System continued 42418 Review: 3 Big Questions: 1. What is climate change? 2. How does the climate system work? 3. What controls climate change? *4 Key Points to Remember* 1. Climate change is a change in the s...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Fault Scarp, Subduction, Seismometer
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5318 Earthquakes *Seismology the science of earthquakes *The Ring of Fire a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur *Earthquakes sudden release of energy in crust...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Dog Type, Photosynthesis, Cyanobacteria
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41018 Photosynthesizing bacteria: Save the day Review: The March of Progress this iconography of evolution as progress has been used over and over in popular culture However, this is NOT correct Lecture Slideshow Slide 19...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Silly Putty, Igneous Rock, Silicate Minerals
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Lecture 11 Deformation 22718 Review: *Foliation the process of being split into thin sheets has visible layers has silicate minerals in them particular to metamorphic rocks *Nonfoliated marble *detailed notes on canvas*...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Silly Putty, Overburden Pressure
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Continued Deformation (Chapter 7) 3118 Preparing for the midterm: read the road maps study the example exam questions pay attention to pair share pay attention to board work read chapters in textbook *Stress the pressure...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Absolute Time And Space, Oceanic Crust, Ernest Rutherford
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Clocks in Rocks 3618 We will learn the 10 tools that we can use to put the geologic puzzle back together Review: *Dip is an angle AND compass direction *Strike is a compass direction due west *Brunton Compass measureme...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Facies, James Hutton, Uniformitarianism
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Clocks in Rocks Continued 3818 Review: *Headwall what you would have your hands on when on the fault *Footwall what you would have your feet on when walking on the fault *Relative Time ex. This rock is older and the oth...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R
GEOSCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Protist, Prokaryote, Bacteria
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Chapter 11: Geobiology (Fossils) not on midterm but still on final exam 32018 Midterm Information: In class (normal room time) 50 questions, multiple choice 25 are free exam questions *Geobiology the study of earth and ...

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GEOSCI 100
Meyers, Stephen R

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