Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121

Section 06
Fall 2009

Daily Objectives #16  (October 27, 2009)                                                                                                         Dr. Sanders

By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:



w
  Present the geologic point of interest you chose for the state you studied.


VOLCANOES

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  (Review)  List the geotectonic settings in which volcanoes occur (subduction zones, divergent zones, hotspots).

w  Explain what a hotspot is, and tell how it fits into a geotectonic framework.  Give an example.


LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE

w  Describe the longitude and latitude coordinate system for locating points on Earth's surface.

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  Be informed enough about use the USGS earthquake information site to complete the homework assignment on Earthquake Maps, due next week.

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