Geology 125, Ore Deposits, Spring 2008

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Geology 7 Natural Disasters Spring 2012
Section 2 (T-Th 1:30-2:45)
Schedule of classes
Week
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Date
1/24
1/26
2/31
2/2
2/7
2/9
2/14
2/16
2/21
2/23
2/28
3/1
3/6
3/8
3/13
3/15
3/20
3/22
3/27
3/29
4/3
4/5
4/10
4/12
4/17
4/19
4/24
4/26
5/1
5/3
5/8
5/10
Topic
Introduction
Introduction continued; what is science?
Important concepts in geology
Plate Tectonics: Development of the theory
Plate Tectonics: Types of plate boundary
Catch up and review
Exam #1
Earthquakes: Intro; types of faults; seismic waves
Earthquakes: Locating and measuring earthquakes
Earthquakes: hazards and mitigation
Tsunami
Tsunami
Volcanoes: Where volcanoes occur; magma
Volcanoes: Types of volcano
Exam #2
No class - video assignment
Reading
Ch. 1
Ch. 1 & 2
Ch. 2
Ch. 2
Ch. 3 (4&5)
Ch. 3 (4&5)
Ch. 3 (4&5)
Ch. 8
Ch. 8
Ch. 6 & 7
Ch. 6 & 7
SPRING BREAK
Volcanoes: Styles of eruption
Volcanoes: Monitoring and mitigation
Landslides:Understanding mass wasting
Landslides: Types of mass wasting and mitigation
Climate: Climate vs. weather
Climate: Global climate change
Exam #3
Climate: Global climate change
Tornadoes: How tornadoes work
Hurricanes: How and where hurricanes form
Hurricanes: Case studies, hazards and mitigation
Floods: Introduction to streams
Floods: Causes of flooding, hazards and mitigation
Meteorite impacts and mass extinctions
Final Exam: Thursday May 17th, 12:45 – 2:45
Ch. 6 & 7
Ch. 6 & 7
Ch. 15
Ch. 15
Ch. 9
Ch. 12
Ch. 12
Ch. 10
Ch. 11
Ch. 11
Ch. 13
Ch. 13
Ch. 16
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