Section 1 Unit 2:  Geological Setting

 
Course Contents

Introduction 
Organization and Course Setup 
The use of the Internet in this course
View lecture notes (power point presentation)
http://www.fiu.edu/~longoria/gly3034-sp/gly3034sp/wk01a/ch01-intro-nat dis.pdf
Introduction to the study of Natural Disasters: 
Basic Concepts: A Historic Perspective || Modern Concept || Natural groups || Commonly Occurring Natural Disasters ||A Holistic Approach to Look at Natural Disasters ||  Major components of a Natural Disaster || A Classification of Natural Disasters || Methods and approach to study Natural Disasters || The role of geology and Earth Sciences  || why natural disasters?
Geological Setting:
The Traditional Scientific Method: Multiple Working Hypotheses in geology || 
Origin and evolution of planet Earth
Main features and characteristics of Planet Earth Click here ||
Plate Tectonics <http://webspinners.com/dlblanc/tectonic/ptbasics.html>- Evidence: The Topography of the Sea Floor | Paleomagnetism and Sea Floor Spreading | Age of the Ocean Floor || Glacial Deposits || Fossil Evidence || 
Types of Plate Boundaries: Divergent Plate Boundaries || Transform Boundaries || Convergent Plate Boundaries | Subduction
look at Plate tectonics animations <http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/animate/pltecan.html>
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