Lecture Notes for GEOG 1114 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY with Hardwidge Hiett at Oklahoma State (OSU)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Hardwidge Hiett
University:Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Term:Fall 2009
  • Native Elements
  • Cementation
  • Metamorphic Rock
  • Uniformitarianism
  • Provided That
  • Arrangement
  • Igneous Rocks
  • Continental Crust
  • Clastic Sedimentary Rocks
  • Asthenosphere
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GEOG 1114 Sam Hardwidge-Hiett Fall 2009 T Th 0900-1015 T Th 1030-1145 Chapter 13 Landform study The structure of the Earth • Knowledge of the interior of the Earth is from indirect sources. • Deepest samples are from eight miles deep (4,000 miles total). • Primary tool of research is studying the transmission of earthquake waves. The structure of the Earth. Earthquake waves and Earth’s interior The structure of the Earth • The Earth has four regions – The – The – The – The Crust Mantle Outer core Inner core The structure of the Earth • Crust: the outermost solid layer of Earth, consisting of a broad mix of rock types – On average, continental crust is about three times as thick under continents as under oceans – Makes up less than 1% of Earth’s volume – Mohorovicic Discontinuity (Moho): the boundary between Earth’s crust and mantle The structure of the Earth • Mantle: the portion of Earth between the crust and surrounding the outer core, depth of 1,800 miles – L...

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