Textbook Notes for Brian Cousens

CARLETONERTH 1006Brian CousensFall

ERTH 1006 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5-6: Lithification, Petrified Wood, Mudcrack

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Sediment: loose, solid particles of minerals that originate from weathering and erosion or precipitation from solution, including secretion by organism
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ERTH 1006 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: Himalayas, Alpine Fault, Plate Tectonics

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Earth"s internal heat engine: driven by heat moving from the hot interior of the earth toward the cooler exterior. Moving plates and earthquakes are ca
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CARLETONERTH 1006Brian CousensFall

ERTH 1006 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Batholith, Mafic, Feldspar

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Rock: naturally formed, consolidated material usually composed of grains of one or more minerals. Igneous rock is made by magma and can either form on
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CARLETONERTH 1006Brian CousensFall

ERTH 1006 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Decahedron, Plagioclase, Aragonite

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4500 minerals with only a couple hundred being common and only a couple dozen making up most of the rocks. Minerals can be identified by colour (only s
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CARLETONERTH 1006Brian CousensFall

ERTH 1006 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Gneiss, Schist, Phyllite

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Metamorphism: changes to rocks that take place within the earth"s surface. Metamorphic rock: rocked formed through the process of metamorphism by addit
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ERTH 1006 Chapter Notes - Chapter 22: Solar Wind

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Sun is 100x diameter of earth and 300 000x more massive. Solar system is about 100 000 au across. Planetesimals developed first from colliding of parti
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