Exam 1 GEOL 201 - 001
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Geology 201 Exam 1 PubHcLands Understand the administrative structure of Public Lands in the United States and how the establishment and management of National Parks differ from the other large agencies Which agency is the largest land holder Bureau of Land Management What agency is responsible for the administration of National Park Areas Department of Interior Which is the first National Park in the US and when was it designated May 1 1872 Yellow Stone Earth s Interior and Plate Tectonics Understand the techniques used to study the Earth s Interior Know the composition and physical state of the layers of our planet inner and outer core mantle crust lithosphere asthenosphere Core solid inner liquid outer Composed of Fe Ni Mantle solid Fe Mg silicate Mesosphere lower mantle Asthenosphere ductile behavior The terminology for the composition of silicate rocks on the Earth everything except the core which contains very little silicon or oxygen is based on the amount of silica and in order from high to low silica includes felsic intermediate mafic and ultramafic Know how the composition impacts density of Earth materials Describe the theory of Plate Tectonics Geologic processes create due to movement of Earth s lithospheric plates Know the processes and geographic features produced at each type of plate boundaries continental rift oceanic rift convergent with subduction convergent without subduction and transform Continental rift linear zone where the Earth s lithosphere are being pulled apart convergent with subduction convergent without subduction Earth Materials Understand the characteristics that define a mineral naturally occurring inorganic crystalline solids distinct chemical composition unique set of physical properties Define the main types of rocks and describe how and where they are formed and where you might find them ie on the surface or within the crustYou should have 5 categories 2 igneous and 2 sedimentary and metamorphic Intrusive Igneous Rocks the minerals in the rock are intergrown with one another the components of the rock are large enough to see with an unaided eye Extrusive Igneous Rocks does not have an interlocking texture Clastic Sedimentary Rocks formed from compaction and cementation of fragments of preexisting rocks andor minerals Chemical Sedimentary Rocks formed from minerals that precipitate out of water Metamorphic Rocks refers to changes in a rock resulting from increased pressure and temperature Understand the information that can be obtained from the study of the different rock types Geologic Time Know when and how the geological time scale was developed developed in the 19th century using relative dating techniques Understand how to use the relative age dating methods discussed in class You will be asked about relative ages of rock units in a diagram unstable isotopes spontaneously change to more stable isotopes What is an unconformity Understand how an unconformity is recognized in the rock record classified and recognized based upon the rock type and relationship of the geologic units Describe the technique of radiometric dating Parent Material original unstable isotope Daughter Product secondary stable isotope Half Life amount of time it takes for onehalf of the parent material to decay to the daughter product What are the limitations and assumptions inherent in radiometric methods of dating rocks Introduction to Volcanoes Understand the role of gasses as the lava comes to the surface Understand the connection between viscosity and silica content Understand the connection between viscosity and the style of eruption
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