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Lecture 1: Intro
Lecture 2: Minerals
Lecture 3: Igneous Rocks
Lecture 4: Volcanism #1
Lecture 5: Volcanism #2
Lecture 6: Weathering (this lecture has extra slides)
Lecture 7: Sedimentary Rocks (this lecture has MANY extra slides)
Lecture 8: Metamorphic Rocks
Lecture 9: Earth's Interior
Exam 1 Review
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Lecture 10: Plate Tectonics (MANY more slides than we covered, but are helpful)
Lecture 11: Streams and Groundwater (MANY more slides than we covered, but are VERY helpful)
Lecture 13: Waves and Coasts (more slides than we covered)
Strangest Man-made Sinkhole
--- Exam 2 Review ---
Lecture 14: Mass Wasting (more slides than we covered, but are VERY important)
Lecture 15: Deformation (more slides than we covered, but are VERY important)
Lectures 19-20: Earthquakes and Tsunami

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Topographic Maps Help Sheet
This help sheet discusses Latitude and Longitude and provides overall guidance for the lab.
Structure of the Earth
Details the layers of both strength and chemistry, the depths at which layer separations occur, and the thicknesses of the types of crust.
Anatomy of a Stream
Last slides of stream transport lecture in BIG form.
Common Metamorphic Rocks
Once you figure out rock type (gneiss, etc.), typical minerals and textures, then you can ID the protolith (parent rock) and then from there you can get the facies (P and T conditions).
Bowen's Reaction Series
Created by N. L. Bowen, this curve will tell you the order in which minerals should crystallize. Remember, the left side is the discontinuous reaction series and the right is the continuous reaction series.
Facies Diagram: Pressure-Temperature-Depth
The regions tell the facies, and the P and T can be read off the diagram. The three words are the regions of stability (where you will find) kyanite, sillimanite, and andalusite. Above the minimum curve for melting, metamorphism CAN change to igneous processes.