intro to earth system science

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Introduction to Earth Systems ScienceI.INTRODUCTIONA.Initial Comment: The earth is our home and habitat, without its abundant resources (air,water, heat) we would not be in existence today.1.The Earth is approximately 4.6 billion years old,2.Basic Earth-Resource Visualizationa.b.c.d.e.B.Solar Energy + Plants + Earth Soil (weathered rock) = FOOD!clothing: synthetics/oil, natural/soilbuilding materials: plastics/oil, gypsum, cement, metalsenergy: gas, electric/coal, fuel oil = fossil fuels from solar energytransportation: gasoline, carsEarth System Science Defined: Interdisciplinary study of the earth's naturally occurringphenomena, its processes and evolution.1.Earth Science by necessity involves the marriage of a number of specialtysciencesa.Astronomy- Study of the origin, evolution and composition of the universe,solar system and planetary bodies.(1)(2)(3)b.Geology- study of the earth, its composition, origin, evolution andprocesses.(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)c.Cosmology: origin of the universeAstrogeology: comparison of extra-terrestrial planetary bodies withthe earthAstrophysics: quantitative study of the physical nature of the universeMineralogy/Petrology: study of rocks and mineralsGeophysics: study of earth physics and processesVolcanology: study of volcanoesSeismology: study of earthquakes and seismic wavesGeomorphology: study of surface processes and landformsPaleontology/Historical Geology: study of past li

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