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University of Toronto Scarborough
Environmental Science
Nick Eyles

EESA06H3- Week 1 Readings: Chapters 1 & 2 Quizzes- done 8am-10pm - Earth History- application of plate tectonic theory to the ancient past - Planet is 4.5 billion years old. - Oceans have come and gone, continents have migrated and life has evolved - Plate tectonicsbroken down into couple of large plates, which are mobile - Geology- the study of what the planet looked like in the past - We configured the surface of the planted, anthropogenic uses have caused - Climate changein a sort time scale due to global warming - Paleo- geographicimportant because, it is an important indicator of climate, resources and such - Intra-plate earthquakes How planet earth works and the plate tectonic Revolution Key Aspects to Read up on: - Formation of planet earth 4,500 million years before present continental drift and supercontinent e.g. Pangea 1912 - Sea Floor Spreading; 1960 (Harold Hess) - Wander Paths for continents; 1965 - Magnetic Stripes on the ocean floor; 1965 (Fred Vine) - Mid-ocean ridges and hot spots; 1965 (Tuzo Wilson) - Plate Tectonics: 1967 (Tuzo Wilson) - 1600sidea posted where continents fit like a puzzle, and that all continents were formed together. - Continental Drift Formal idea was posted 1912Pangea- idea rejected by most people, too hypothetical, in which there was no mechanism to see what moved the continents around.
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