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Earth Environments

by: Beatrice Kris Sr.

Earth Environments GEOL 104

Beatrice Kris Sr.
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Beatrice Kris Sr. on Saturday September 26, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to GEOL 104 at Bowling Green State University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see /class/214191/geol-104-bowling-green-state-university in Geology at Bowling Green State University.

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Geol 104 Self AssessmentReview 1 7 What is geology 7 What is scienti c study 7 Why study geology 7 How do the concepts of matter and energy apply to the Earth 7 What are the major earth systems earth cycles 7 Compare the concepts of uniformitarianism and catastrophism 7 Describe the Earth s internal structure 7 What is Plate Tectonics Self AssessmentReview 2 7 What is a rock 7 What is a mineral 7 What is an atom 7 HowWhy do atoms become attached 7 What eight elements make up most ofthe crust 7 How are minerals classi ed 7 What is the most common mineral class Why 7 Describe the building block of silicate minerals 7 Why are there so many different silicate mineral structure types Self AssessmentReview 3 7 How are minerals classi ed 7 What physical and chemical properties are useful for mineral identi cation Why are these properties useful How do these properties relate to mineral composition and struc e 7 How do minerals form 7 Describe the Rock Cycle 7 What are the three major rock families and What is the basis for this grouping 7 What is an igneous rock a magma Geol 104 Self AssessmentReview 4 7 How does magma form 7 What is the relationship between plate tectonics and magma formation location and type 7 How does magma move 7 Describe Bowen s Reaction series What is it How was it determined What does it tell us about the crystallization of magma and formation of igneous rocks 7 How do We classify igneous rocks Self AssessmentReview 5 7 Intrusive vs Extrusive igneous rocks 7 Basis for classi cation of intrusive igneous forms 7 Relationship between magma type and extrusive form 7 Why do some volcanoes explode 7 What is viscosity What governs Viscosity ofmagrna How does Viscosity relate to eruptive style 7 Relationship between magma type plate tectonic setting and modes of emplacement Self AssessmentReview 6 7 What is Weathering 7 Why do rocksminerals Weather 7 How do rocksminerals Weather 7 Mechanical vs chemical processes 7 What dictates the stability of minerals 7 What are the producw of Weathering 7 What is soil and hoW does it form 7 How does Weathering t into the rock cycle Geol 104 Self AssessmentReview 7 7 What are sedimentary rocks 7 How do sedimentary rocks form 7 How are sediments transported 7 HowWhere are sedimenw deposited 7 What is lithi cation 7 What are the common sedimentary features 7 How do sedimentary rock sequences constrain depositional environment Self AssessmentReview 8 7 What is metamorphism 7 What drives metamorphism agents of change 7 What are the types of metamorphism 7 How are metamorphic rocks classi ed 7 How does metamorphism progress oW is metamorphism related to plate tectonic setting Sample Questions Exam 1 1 Why do we use composition and texture as the primary basis for classi cation ofrocks Cite a speci c example 2 How do interactions between the solid earth system and the hydrological system led to sedimentary rocks 3 Explain why silicates are the most abundant mineral class and why there is such a diversity in silicate mineral structure types 4 Describe how magma forms at a convergent plate boundary and what types of igneous rocks are likely to be formed a diagram would be very use il


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