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Lecture Notes for EAS 101 - Earth's Dynamic Environment I with Kirschner at Saint Louis (SLU)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Kirschner
Class:EAS 101 - Earth's Dynamic Environment I
Subject:Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University:Saint Louis University
Term:Summer 2000
Keywords:
  • Dynamic Environment
  • Hydrosphere
  • Catastrophism
  • Uniformitarianism
  • Earth System
  • Asthenosphere
  • Controversial
  • The Nucleus
  • Environment
  • Highest Point
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Quote of Day "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." (Albert Einstein) Brief Overview of Solid Earth Universe => contains all the mass and energy Galaxy => collection of stars that rotate or expand around a common axis or point Solar system => one star and numerous planetary bodies that rotate around the star Star => a body that is undergoing extensive nuclear reactions / transformations Planet => a body that is NOT undergoing extensive nuclear reactions / transformations and orbits around a star Moon => a planet-like body that orbits a planet Asteroid / Meteoroid => rock mass moving through the solar system (asteroid is a mini planet and a meteoroid is a really tiny body) Comet => body of frozen gasses and rock dust that orbits the sun Hierarchy of Features flare Planet => a body that is NOT undergoing extensive nuclear reactions / transformations and orbits around a star http://dayton hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2003-0000...

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