ASTR 1210 (O'Connell) Study Guide

12. The Earth

Earth Crescent

A. Earth as a Planet: Uniqueness

B. The Earth's Biosphere

Grand Canyon

Sedimentary layers in the walls of the Grand Canyon (Reiner Stenzel). Click for cross-sectional ages.

C. The Age of the Earth

Earth Cross-Section

Cross-section through the Earth (USGS)

D. Earth's Interior

Crustal Plates

E. "Plate Tectonics"

Atmos from Space

Earth's Atmosphere From Orbit

F. Atmosphere

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Drawing of seismic waves from ASTR 161 University of Tennessee. Text copyright © 1998-2015 Robert W. O'Connell. All rights reserved. These notes are intended for the private, noncommercial use of students enrolled in Astronomy 1210 at the University of Virginia.