The Shaping of Glacial Landscapes

The Shaping of Glacial Landscapes

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The Shaping of Glacial Landscapes GEO101 Earth Science Colorado State University Global For millions of years, glaciers have been shaping the earth in dramatic ways. Glaciers are a formation of dense ice that moves under its own weight (Downs & Day, 2005). As glaciers move, they carve their way through the landscape leaving behind a […]

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Lab 6 – Weather Station

Lab 6 – Weather Station

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Lab 6 Weather Station GEO101 Earth Science Colorado State University Global BAROMETER The creation of the barometer is largely attributed to Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian physicist and mathematician (Rubin, 2018). Torricelli had questioned if air was truly weightless and wanted to test out this theory. Using a liquid heavier than water, Torricelli experimented with mercury […]

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Portfolio Milestone

Portfolio Milestone

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Portfolio Milestone GEO101 Earth Sciences Colorado State University Global Earth Science in a National Park – Arches National Park Section 1 – Introduction Thesis – The natural formations found at Arches National Park are truly an unbelievable wonder to behold, but the story of their formation is far from unimaginable. Section 2 – Geologic Story […]

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Mod 2 – Fascinating Formations

Mod 2 – Fascinating Formations

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Fascinating Formations GEO101C Earth Science Colorado State University Global The geology of the world has produced some of the most fascinating stone formations that seem to defy explanation. Some of these formations took thousands and even millions of years to form. Rock formations are isolated, exposed bedrock or ancient deposits on the earth’s surface (Neuendorf, […]

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Lab 1 – Plate Tectonics

Lab 1 – Plate Tectonics

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Lab 1 – Plate Tectonics GEO101C – Earth Science Colorado State University Global TOPOGRAPHIC PATTERNS Are mountains randomly distributed on the continents, or do they tend to occur in particular patterns (clusters, linear chains, arcs, etc.)? Patterns. Find Mt. Everest, the highest point on earth. Zoom in enough to see the summit, then pan your […]

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Lab 3 – Topographic Maps

Lab 3 – Topographic Maps

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Lab 3 Topographic Maps GEO101 Earth Science Colorado State University Global Topographic Maps Lab NOTE: For all of the following figures, assume North is up. The following topographic map (Map 3.1) is from a coastal area and features an interesting geological hazard in addition to the Ocean. Using a contour interval of 40 feet, label […]

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Lab 2 – Geologic Time and Rock & Mineral Identification

Lab 2 – Geologic Time and Rock & Mineral Identification

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Lab 2 Geologic Time and Rock & Mineral Identification GEO101 Earth Science Colorado State University Global Geologic Time (Radiometric Dating Techniques): What unstable isotope would be best to refine the date of bones found in a cave hearth built by humans between 30,000 and 50,000 years ago? The best unstable isotope to refine the date […]

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Coastlines

Coastlines

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Coastlines GEO101 Earth Science Colorado State University Global Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland is one of the most geologically mystical and beautiful places in the world. It is home to Giant’s Causeway, an area of interlocking basalt columns formed from volcanic activity around 50 to 60 million years ago (UNESCO, 2009). Basalt columns are not […]

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