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Prof. Ybanez's Geol 11 Notes Essay

  • Submitted by: freeradicals
  • on August 14, 2011
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Saturday, June 16, 2007
3:42 PM
What is Geology?
- Composition
- Earth's Surface
- study of the History of the Earth
Geology is the study of the Earth, the processes that shape it, and the resources that could be obtained from it.
    Geology is a discipline.
1. Relevance of time
1. The issue of scale
1. The complexity of replicating natural systems and phenomena in the laboratory
    Main Branches
1. Physical Geology
    a. Deals with the materials that comprise the Earth and the processes that affect it
1. Historical Geology
    a. The study of the origin and evolution of the Earth through time
Physical Geology
• Volcanology, Seismology
• Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology
• Mining Geology, Petroleum Geology
• Mineralogy, Petrology
• Geomorphology
• Geophysics, Geochemistry, Planetary Geology
Historical Geology
• Palaeontology
• Stratigraphy
• GeoChronology
    Basic Concepts in the History of Geology:
1. Catastrophism
    a. Proposed by Baron Georges Cuvier
    a. Catastrophes are the agents of change
    a. Widely accepted by theologians in order to support their claim that there is a God. (Noah's Flood)
1. Uniformitarianism
    a. James Hutton (Father of Modern Geology)
    a. The present is the key to the past
    a. The Earth is continuously modified by geological processes
The Solar System
Thursday, June 21, 2007
6:53 PM
  The Big Bang
1. Contends that the Universe originated from a cosmic explosion that hurled matter in all directions 15 to 20 billion years ago
2. First proposed by the Belgian priest Georges Lemaitre in the 1920s
3. Edwin Hubble justified Lemaitre's theory through observations that the Universe is continuously expanding [red shift]
  The Solar System
4. Sun, planets, satellites, comets, and steroids, meteoroids, and dust.
  Nebular Hypothesis
5. The Solar System originated from a single rotating...

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