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An Overview of Volcanoes, and the Effects of Eruptions to Human Lives and Societies
Volcanoes are everywhere, but you never give them much thought. Eruptions are constantly on the news and the internet, but the majority of us have never had a true understand or experience with them. They are one of the most disastrous natural occurrences on the planet, but through all the terror that they bring us, there a...
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An Understanding of the Theory of Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics is defined as “a theory of global tectonics in which the lithosphere is divided into a number of crustal plates, each of which moves on the plastic asthenosphere more or less independently to collide with, slide under, or move past adjacent plates,” (Dictionary.com). The Theory of Plate Tectonics and the ev...
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An Argument in Favor of Studying Glaciology, an Interdisciplinary Scientific Study of Glaciers and Natural Phenomena Involving Ice
Should Glaciology Be Studied? Glaciers are made up of fallen snow, that, over many years, compresses into large, thickened ice masses. They form when snow remains in one location long enough to transform into ice. Glaciers occupy about ten percent of the world's total land area, with the most glaciers located in polar regi...
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Geologic Processes and Analyzation Provide Insight into Humanity's Past
Geologic Processes and Analyzation Provide Insight into Humanity’s Past Within the fields of Egyptology, Archaeology, Geology, and Astronomy there exists a great, highly contended and often heated debate about the time period in which the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx were built. This contested date, depending on th...
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An Examination of the Paradigm of Catastrophism in Geology in Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell
A Review of Lyell’s Principles of Geology The concept and structure of a scientific revolution is historically significant in terms of measuring and defining how ideas have changed through centuries. Like the subject of study in geology—rocks, mountains, and so on—the principles of that science were, for the most part, ext...
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The Plate Tectonic Theory, an Explanation of Seismic and Volcanic Events
A volcanic event occurs when there is a sudden or continuing release of energy caused by near-surface or surface magma movement. Seismic activity is defined as the types, frequency and size of earthquakes that happen over a period of time in a certain area. Plate tectonics is the theory that the outer rigid layer of the ear...
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A Study on Strand Plains and Determining Sea Level
Introduction: Strand Plains, and areas like them, have been subject of study in recent past years due to their ability to retain geomorphic structures from previous time periods, making them a beneficial study site. One such study on the subject, written by Tamura et. al, notes that, “Beach deposits in the subsurface of a...
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The Role and Importance of Barrier Islands in the Protection of Land Masses
Barrier islands play an influential role in the protection of land masses from forces such as flooding and storm surges. These islands are critical both to survival of various species and the thriving of environments formed in the inlets between the islands and the lands. It also protects civilization, allowing human activi...
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The Scientific Methods of Determining the Ages of Fossils and Rocks
There several well-tested techniques of determining the ages of fossils and rocks that are utilized by a scientist. These methods include relative dating and radiometric dating. Relative dating is a technique where the layers of rock and fossils are positioned in order from the oldest to the youngest while radiometric enabl...
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An Examination of the Phenomenon of Volcanic Lightning
Volcanic lightning is a phenomenon in which lightning is generated amid large volcanic eruptions, mostly deep seated within the ejected plume. The lightning is also mostly prominent during the beginning of an eruption. Not all volcanic eruptions produce lightning as it is mostly a rare occurrence in which the source of its...
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The Geologic History of the Illinois Basin
The Illinois state is located in the central lowland province and is part of a vast Paleozoic depositional and structural basin known as the Illinois Basin. The Illinois Basin underlies most of the state of Illinois and extends into Indiana and Kentucky. The typical topography of Illinois includes flat planes with some smal...
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The Preparation for Volcanic Hazards and Disasters
Volcano Paper Mount Saint Helens, Nevado del Ruiz, and Mount Pinatubo devastating eruptions all have contributed in the preparation for volcanic hazards and disasters for the next eruption of Mount Rainier. Mount Saint Helens geologists have shown that regions previously filled with pyroclastic flow and landslides can be m...
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The Reasons for Earthquake Occurrence
Earthquake is a natural calamity which has power to destroy human lives in few seconds. It is lonely responsible for the huge damage to living and non-living beings. Earlier, people were unaware of the reasons of earthquake occurrence and the extent of damage. They believed that earthquake occur whenever mother earth become...
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The Definition of Geodetic Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94) in Correlation with Australia Geoid 2009 (AUSGEOID09) and Mean Sea Level (MSL)
THE DEFINITION OF GEOCENTRIC DATUM OF AUSTRALIA 1994 (GDA94) IN CORELATION
WITH AUSTRALIA GEOID 2009 (AUSGEOID09) AND MEAN SEA LEVEL (MSL). By LEUT MUHAMAD KHAIRUL BIN ABDULLAH RMN 1. This writing will discuss definition and relationship of each GDA94, AusGeoid09 and MSL in correspo...
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An Introduction to the Nature and Geography of Volcanoes
ESSAY 6 - VOLCANOES Volcanoes are holes or vents in the Earth's crust, created
when molten hot magma under the crust of the Earth is forced upward to the
surface. Magma collects in a chamber beneath the crust, pressure builds up
and forces it up through cracks or fissure and a conduit to the surface is
crea...
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A Study of Anthropocene
#1. When do you think the Anthropocene began? Why? A new geological period in which human impacts on the earth system are significant is what geologists call an Anthropocene. I believe that the Anthropocene began during the First Industrial Revolution and still continues today. The actions from the Industrial Revolution...
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A Study of the Little Ice Age
#6. How could you argue that the Little Ice Age influenced the fate of humanity since the sixteenth century [1500s]? The Little Ice Age influenced the fate of humanity since the sixteenth century by creating mass death and unpredicted weather patterns that humans have no control of. The Little Ice Age showed that weather...
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Understanding the P and S-Waves on the Subject of Earthquakes
What P and S-Waves Can Teach Us About Earthquakes P and S-waves can serve many different purposes, ranging from helping to find the epicenter and magnitude of an earthquake to teaching us that the earth is not hollow. P-waves are the faster of the two waves and as such they are the first waves felt during an earthquake. Si...
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The Life and History of Sir Charles Lyell
Sir Charles Lyell We always hear about Charles Darwin and his theory on Evolution. As Charles Darwin may be more commonly known, what isn’t known is that Charles Lyell’s influenced Charles Darwin through his Principles of Geology. For someone to inspire one of the greatest theorizers to ever live, that makes us wonder wh...
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The New Madrid Earthquake Drastically Changed the Life of Many
In 1811 the United States experienced an earthquake like no other that was so powerful that it was felt by all throughout our country, this earthquake is often referred to as The New Madrid Earthquake. The New Madrid Earthquake changed the lives of many and opened the eyes of all. In this essay I will be discussing a report...
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