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UNCGEOL 101Megan PlengeSpring

GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Richter Magnitude Scale, Mercalli Intensity Scale, Fault Scarp

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Most earthquakes happen as a consequence of the slip on a fault. The place where rock breaks and earthquake energy is released is called the focus. The
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UNCGEOL 101Megan PlengeSpring

GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Headward Erosion, Downcutting, Oxbow Lake

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11:51 am: streams are bodies of water that flow down channels and drain the land surface. They grow by downcutting and headward erosion. Streams carry
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UNCGEOL 101Megan PlengeSpring

GEOL 101 Chapter 9: Chapter 9

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Mountains do not occur in isolation but rather as a part of elongate ranges called mountain belts or orogens. A map of present-day earth reveals about
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UNCGEOL 101Megan PlengeSpring

GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Mid-Ocean Ridge, Seafloor Spreading, Continental Drift

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9:27 am: alfred wegener proposed that continents had once been joined together to form a single huge supercontinent (pangaea) and had subsequently drif
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UNCGEOL 101Megan PlengeSpring

GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Geologic Time Scale, James Hutton, Uniformitarianism

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Setting the stage for studying the past: uniformitarianism: until recently, people believed that geologic time began around the same time that human hi
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UNCGEOL 101Megan PlengeSpring

GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Olympus Mons, Stratovolcano, Magma Chamber

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Volcanoes are vents at which molten rock (lava), pyroclastic debris, gas, and aerosols erupt at the earth"s surface. The characteristics of a lava flow
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UNCGEOL 101Megan PlengeSpring

GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 19: Biogeochemical Cycle, Supercontinent Cycle, Micropaleontology

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UNCGEOL 101Megan PlengeSpring

GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics, Flux Melting, Mantle Plume

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Magma is liquid rock (under the earth"s surface. Lava is melt that has erupted from a volcano at the earth"s surface. Magma forms when hot rock in the
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UNCGEOL 101Megan PlengeSpring

GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Bathymetry, Nuclear Fission, Systematic Chaos

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Ancient philosophers learned to distinguish stars from planets. Stars: points of light whose locations are fixed, relative to each other. Planets: tiny
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UNCGEOL 101Hudley MelissaFall

GEOL 101 Chapter 3: Chapter 3 – Patterns in Nature

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Chapter 3 patterns in nature: minerals 09/28/2014 (cid:1) (cid:1) (cid:1) (cid:1) (cid:1) 4,000 minerals that have been identified on earth. Minerals a
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UNCGEOL 101AllSummer

GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Partial Melting, Oceanic Crust, Overburden Pressure

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GEOL 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Plagioclase, Jigsaw Puzzle, Pyroxene

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