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BUCAS ES 142Peter FitzgeraldFall

CAS ES 142 Chapter 1-2: ES142 Ch 1 and 2

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Coastal zone: any part of the land that is influenced by some marine conditions (tides, winds, biota, salinity) Coast is global in distribution but lim
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BUCAS ES 107Christina RegallaSpring

CAS ES 107 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Gaia Hypothesis, Daisyworld, Mechanical Equilibrium

System entity composed of diverse but interrelated parts that function as a complex whole. Components individual parts of a system (reservoir of matter
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BUCAS ES 107Christina RegallaSpring

CAS ES 107 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Continental Shelf, Thermocline, Lithification

Some elements in the water are poisonous to organisms because their concentrations are above the optimum for growth. For each element, there is some op
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BUCAS ES 107Christina RegallaSpring

CAS ES 107 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Faint Young Sun Paradox, Atmospheric Methane, Silicate Minerals

Faint young sun paradox that the sun gets brighter as it ages. The solution to this paradox probably involves either a stronger atmospheric greenhouse
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BUCAS ES 142Peter FitzgeraldFall

CAS ES 142 Chapter 11: ES142 Ch 11

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Chapter 11: waves & tides: tide generating forces. Largest tides in the world: bay of fundy. Gravitational force: the law of gravitation states that ev
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BUCAS ES 107Christina RegallaSpring

CAS ES 107 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Asthenosphere, San Andreas Fault, Outer Core

The lithosphere is divided into 20 rigid plates. Tectonic activity is concentrated at plate boundaries, there"s little activity within a plate. Plates
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BUCAS ES 105Cameron AndersonFall

CAS ES 105 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Quick Clay, Convergent Boundary, Refraction

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BUCAS ES 107Christina RegallaSpring

CAS ES 107 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Methanogenesis, Photic Zone, Primary Production

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BUCAS ES 107Christina RegallaSpring

CAS ES 107 Chapter Notes - Chapter 15: Radiocarbon Dating, Atmospheric Circulation, Dendrochronology

The past 10,000 years is termed the holocene epoch. Satellites now provide the bulk of climate info. Prior to satellite, some regions have several hund
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BUCAS ES 107Christina RegallaSpring

CAS ES 107 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Supercontinent, Supercontinent Cycle, Mantle Convection

Rocks are ductile at the temps and pressures that occur within the mantle, so convection is able to occur. The lithosphere is the cool upper boundary o
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BUCAS ES 351Andrew KurtzSpring

CAS ES 351 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Shortwave Radiation, Flat Earth, Subtropics

Much of the incoming radiation from the sun consists of visible light at wavelengths between. Some uv rays also enter earth"s atmosphere but these do n
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BUCAS ES 107Christina RegallaSpring

CAS ES 107 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Earth'S Energy Budget, Boiling Point, Inverse-Square Law

We want to say it"s because earth lies at the perfect distance from the sun but it"s not just the amount of sunlight received that determines a planet"
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