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Title Comment Keywords
The Restless Planet 30 minutes / n.a. atmosphere, planet, volcano, "plate tectonics", ocean, mantle, life, convection
Differentiation 11:36 - 12:05 (00:29) / 0.9 MB "James Sadd", differentiation, volcano, earthquake, ocean, atmosphere, "magnetic field"
Just Add Water 16:45 - 17:48 (01:03) / 1.5 MB "water vapor", volcano, comet, "David Stevenson", ocean
Just the Right Distance 17:48 - 18:13 (00:25) / 0.3 MB water, ocean
Water is Needed for Life 18:13 - 18:44 (00:31) / 1.6 MB life, ocean, atmosphere, "solar radiation"
Earth is Alive 20:24 - 20:47 (00:23) / 0.7 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", "radioactive decay", earthquake, volcano, life, ocean, atmosphere, water
Continental and Oceanic Crusts 07:46 - 08:12 (00:26) / 0.6 MB crust, "continental crust", "oceanic crust", granite, basalt, ocean, continent
High Technology of Sea Floor Exploration 02:27 - 03:08 (00:41) / 0.6 MB "James Sadd", sampling, robot, equipment, "tectonic activity", ocean
Origins of Oceans 03:08 - 03:54 (00:46) / 0.5 MB ocean, "volcanic eruption", erosion, salt, "carbon dioxide", chlorine, "sulfur dioxide", sodium, magnesium
Black Smokers n.a. / n.a. black smoker, tube worm, seafloor, ocean
Introduction to Plate Tectonics 00:40 - 01:29 (00:49) / 0.6 MB introduction, "James Sadd", "Solar System", Earth, planet, earthquake, ocean, volcano, glaciation, "plate tectonics", landform
Understanding Oceans 09:04 - 09:59 (00:55) / 0.5 MB "Alfred Wegener", "Tanya L. Atwater", Greenland, "continental drift", ocean, oceanography, technology
Magnetic Reversals 14:36 - 15:43 (01:07) / 0.8 MB "Scott Bogue", geologist, paleomagnetism, ocean, oceanographer, "lava flow", "Cambridge University", "Frederick Vine", "Drummand Matthews", intensity, "magnetic reversal", "sea floor", "magnetic field", polarity
Rifts Split Continents 04:01 - 04:35 (00:34) / 0.3 MB Africa, continent, rift, "divergent plate", landscape, crust, "Saudi Arabia", "Red Sea", valley, "Gulf of Aden", ocean, "Atlantic Ocean", "plate tectonics"
Life on Land 10:50 - 12:11 (01:21) / 1.4 MB "Dee Trent", life, atmosphere, oxygen, photosynthesis, stromatolite, algae, ozone, "carbon dioxide", "solar radiation", Precambrian, Paleozoic, limestone, ocean, horse, camel, humans, sycamore, "carbon cycle"
Largest Mass Extinction in Earth's History 12:11 - 13:02 (00:51) / 0.8 MB "James Sadd", Paleozoic, continent, supercontinent, Pangea, ocean, climate, collision, "continental margin", mountain, Alps, "Himalaya Mountains", ecosystem, extinction, life
Volcanism in the Solar System 01:22 - 02:19 (00:57) / 1.3 MB volcano, "Voyager Space Probe", Earth, Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, "Olympus Mons", Io, "Mount Everest", "volcanic gas", atmosphere, water, ocean, stream
Volcanic Gas 07:19 - 08:18 (00:59) / 2.0 MB "James Sadd", volcano, eruption, "volcanic gas", atmosphere, water, "carbon dioxide", sulfur, nitrogen, ocean, "lava flow", basalt, "shield volcano", pressure
Conclusion 26:30 - 26:59 (00:29) / 0.7 MB "James Sadd", volcano, agriculture, "ocean basin", water, ocean, atmosphere, geologist
Ocean Basalt 13:04 - 13:49 (00:45) / 0.6 MB ocean, ridge, "spreading center", magma, mantle, crystal, basalt, subduction, crust, volcano, "rim of fire", "J. Lawford Anderson"
Oceanic and Continental Magmas 13:49 - 14:51 (01:02) / 1.0 MB magma, "plate tectonics", "sea floor", iron, magnesium, basalt, "Bowen's Reaction Series", subduction, silica, andesite, "South America", ocean, ridge, "Dee Trent"
Tectonic Clues 20:52 - 22:15 (01:23) / 1.4 MB erosion, "tectonic activity", batholith, plutonic, weathering, "Sierra Nevada", California, pluton, intrusion, mountain, andesite, "volcanic arc", ocean, crust, Andes, subduction, "James Sadd"
Similar Planet Origins 25:30 - 26:05 (00:35) / 0.9 MB heat, intrusion, "igneous rock", granite, sediment, continent, ocean, crust, gabbro, basalt, mantle, ultramafic, planet, "Solar System", "James Sadd"
Value of Intrusive Igneous Processes 26:05 - 26:58 (00:53) / 1.2 MB "igneous rock", intrusion, mineral, lithosphere, ore, metal, gem, "tectonic activity", planet, magma, crystal, ocean, continent, mountain, "James Sadd"
Sorting of Sediments 05:15 - 06:03 (00:48) / 1.3 MB "Dee Trent", "sedimentary rock", "clastic sediment", deposition, water, river, mountain, canyon, valley, "coarse grained sediment", "fine grained sediment", sandstone, siltstone, ocean, sand, shoreline, mud, clay
Biological Contribution 07:42 - 08:56 (01:14) / 1.3 MB "sedimentary rock", "chemical sedimentation", ocean, "biological activity", algae, coral, invertebrate, "calcium carbonate", shell, reef, "sea floor", limestone, fossil, chalk, plant, animal, life, "continental shelf", radiolaria, diatom, silica, chert, diatomite
Conclusion 25:34 - 26:56 (01:22) / 1.2 MB "James Sadd", "sedimentary rock", "clastic sediment", "Grand Canyon", "Colorado River", sand, mud, "volcanic ash", "lava flow", "ocean basin", deformation, mountain, orogeny, "Mazatzal Mountains", erosion, uplift, limestone, shale, "sea level rise", flood, volcanism, deposition, unconformity, ocean, preservation
Conclusion 25:25 - 26:50 (01:25) / 1.5 MB "James Sadd", metamorphism, crust, "Earth's surface", "metamorphic rock", "oceanic crust", "metamorphic grade", fossil, life, "geologic time", "plate tectonics", mountain, erosion, ocean, continent, temperature, pressure, collision, "convergent plate margin", subduction, melting, magma
Flow Velocity 05:09 - 05:46 (00:37) / 1.7 MB "James Sadd", river, transportation, erosion, sediment, ocean, "flow velocity", energy, slope, gradient
Deltas 10:05 - 11:08 (01:03) / 1.4 MB "Dee Trent", valley, river, landscape, landform, stream, ocean, lake, "flow velocity", deposition, delta, slope, gradient, sediment, deposition, distributary, "river channel"
Water Quality 20:39 - 21:47 (01:08) / 1.7 MB "Jim Goodrich", "Orange County", geologist, "coastal basin", ocean, "sea water", "fresh water", salt, pollution, well, "Water Factory 21", groundwater, "injection barrier", "salt water intrusion"
Land Locked Regions 08:29 - 08:54 (00:25) / 0.4 MB ocean, rainfall, China, Gobi, Taklamakan, air, precipitation, water, "rain shadow", desert, mountain
Coastal Deserts 08:54 - 09:50 (00:56) / 1.4 MB "Richard Hazlett", desert, air, water, coastline, Chile, Africa, ocean, evaporation, temperature, "cold marine current", "coastal desert"
Sand Dunes 14:24 - 15:01 (00:37) / 0.5 MB desert, wind, sand, ocean, continent, dune
Indicators of Past Ice Ages 14:04 - 15:37 (01:33) / 1.9 MB "Brian Edwards", data, "Ice Age", "Earth's orbit", "drill core", "deep-sea sediment", fossil, microfossil, plant, temperature, ocean, "geologic time", Sun, continent, "plate tectonics", "ocean current", climate, polar, landmass, "ice sheet"
Sea Level Drop 15:37 - 16:41 (01:04) / 1.1 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", "Ice Age", glacier, landscape, coastline, ocean, "sea level", continent, stream, erosion, river, "glacial melt", discharge, flood, valley, inlet, harbor, estuary, sediment
Waves, Beaches and Coasts 30 minutes / n.a. beach, wave, erosion, energy, sediment, sand, "geologic hazard", ocean, coastline, coast, current
Introduction to Waves, Beaches and Coasts 00:40 - 01:32 (00:52) / 1.1 MB introduction, wave, energy, wind, ocean, water, "coastal environment", environment
Coastal Environment 01:32 - 02:35 (01:03) / 1.2 MB "James Sadd", "coastal environment", landform, beach, landmass, ocean, coastline, "geologic hazard", wave, "ocean wave", "coastal development"
Tsunami 05:49 - 06:54 (01:05) / 1.0 MB "James Sadd", ocean, wave, "seismic sea wave", tsunami, coast, "wave height", "geologic hazard", earthquake, "sea floor", wavelength, "circular orbit", "wave velocity", sediment
Source of Sand 09:09 - 10:43 (01:34) / 2.0 MB "Thomas Hartnett", erosion, headland, sand, beach, sediment, ocean, river, stream, wave, coastline, surf, "swash zone", gravity, "long-shore current"
Tides 21:35 - 22:41 (01:06) / 1.6 MB ocean, wave, tide, Moon, Sun, Earth, gravity
Melting Glaciers 23:14 - 24:09 (00:55) / 1.2 MB "Ice Age", glacier, ocean, "sea level", "eustatic change", "water volume", Greenland, Antarctica
InfoBank n.a. / n.a. InfoBank, "Information Bank", database, metadata, data, "digitial data", "analog material", analog, map, direction, staff, facility, archive, bathymetry, gravity, magnetics, sample, seismic, navigation, geodetic, "field activity", FACS, "Field Activity Collection System", "formal metadata", atlas, gazette, ocean, continent, country, state, "marine sancturary", definition, format, "naming convention"
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