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08252015 Geology 1200 The Grand Canyon is a great example of erosion 0 Two mechanisms of erosion Wind amp Water I Water however moves a greater amount of particles as compared to wind Mt Saint Helens eruptions were sideways creating a landslide Cumbres Lake created by melted glaciers Scientific Method The scientific method is based on a set of steps which can be done in any order therefore it is modifiable a Observation b Question Hypothesis d Prediction e Experiment f Analysis 8 h 5quot Decision Presentation Why is the scientific method so helpful gt It is unprejudiced gt The results are repeatable gt A theory must be falsifiable gt When a theory is said to be true it means that it agrees with all known experimental evidence Clarification of Certainty 1 Hypothesis 2 Theory 9 A fact is distinctly different 3 Governing Law 9 Can be refuted with enough supporting data What A Geologist Studies How and why we study the earth Rocks and minerals Volcanos and earthquakes Geologic time and earth history Landscapes and surface processes Surface water and ground water Plate tectonics and mountain building Maps Resources and energy VVVVVVVVV 0 v Different layers in the earth are told apart by two key factors 0 Color 0 Texture 339 The oldest layer is the one at the bottom and they get younger as you go up Pattern recognition is a key way in understanding the land and the layers that might be being studied Dormant A volcano which is still active but may be sleeping so it is unknown when it may erupt next Also known as inactive Paleoclimate Study past climate changes in order to predict climate change in the future Weather Short time period Climate 30 year or so average of weather Proxidata Looking for things that reacted to long term weather change
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