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UC-IRVINEEARTHSS 21Julie FergusonSpring

EARTHSS 21 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Ice Shelf, Sea Ice, Ocean Current

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The amount of ice and snow in the northern hemisphere has decreased man-made global warming. These changes have large impacts on the climate, ecosystem
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EARTHSS 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Radiometric Dating, Cross-Bedding, Hadean

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Relative age - age in comparision to another material. Numerical age - actual time when a specific event happened or a specfic material formed or was d
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EARTHSS 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Seismic Wave, Elastic Energy, Epicenter

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Eathquakes can be used to study the earths interior - earthquake activity or seismicity - Deformation - a change in size or shape of body. Elasic defor
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EARTHSS 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Css Box Model, Hydrosphere, Pedogenesis

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Earth is a whole connected entity with vast systems that are separated yet they interact with one another. Ess - study of earth as a system of interact
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EARTHSS 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Sedimentary Rock, Igneous Rock, Volcanic Ash

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Eruptions from shield volcanoes are rarely dangerous. Have lateral blasts and pyroclastic flows - ex mts saint helens. There was a landslide and the er
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EARTHSS 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Continental Crust, Divergent Boundary, Oceanic Crust

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Plate tectonics - processes of plates interacting (sliding, moving into each other, pushing away) have shaped earth"s landscapes. 9 major plates - larg
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EARTHSS 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Igneous Rock, Magma Chamber, Continental Crust

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Volcano - a vent from which a combination of melted rock, solid rock debris, and gas is erupted. Pressure increases with depth and that makes more heat
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EARTHSS 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Continental Crust, Oceanic Crust, Structure Of The Earth

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Originated from way back as a consequence of chemical differentiation - the layers are distinguishable because of its composition, rock strength, and s
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UC-IRVINEEARTHSS 21Julie FergusonSpring

EARTHSS 21 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Positive Feedback, Negative Feedback, Permafrost

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Atmospheric conditions influence ice and snow in a region. 21st century most important thing for changing conditions are greenhouse gasses. The last 10
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UC-IRVINEEARTHSS 21Julie FergusonSpring

EARTHSS 21 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Permafrost, Thermal Expansion, Sea Level Rise

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Ice and snow affects everyone, regardless of region. Dry-season and floods followed by other drastic weather changes. Less snow, ice, and permafrost me
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UC-IRVINEEARTHSS 15Michael Stephen PritchardFall

EARTHSS 15 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1.9: Pressure-Gradient Force, Coriolis Force, Wind Speed

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Who define weather as the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place. The 5 variables used to determine the state of the atmposphere are: Weathe
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UC-IRVINEEARTHSS 21Julie FergusonSpring

EARTHSS 21 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Thermal Conductivity, Heat Sink

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Snow has a huge impact on the climate. By end of century we will have very little snow. High albedo = snow cover increases the amount of sunlight refle
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