Outline for Test 2

  1. Plate Tectonics
    1. Six sketches
    2. Volcanoes
      1. Deadly Lake Nyos
      2. Three locations
        1. Subduction zones: Mt St Helens
        2. Mid-oceanic ridges: Mid Atlantic Ridge
        3. Mantle hot spots: Hawaii and Yellowstone
  2. Louisiana Geology
    1. Opening the Gulf of Mexico
    2. Geology and Jazz
  3. Igneous Environments
    1. Texture: intrusive and extrusive rocks
    2. Melting of rocks
    3. Volcanic necks
  4. The Seafloor and Continental Margins
    1. Seeing into and under the oceanic
    2. Ocean-bottom characteristics
      1. Spreading centers
      2. Atolls
      3. Continental margins
        1. active margins
        2. passive margins
        3. glaciation
      4. paleomagnetic striping
  5. Mountains, Basins, and Continents
    1. Four types of mountain-building processes
      1. Continent-continent collisions
      2. Subduction zones
      3. Isostatic rebound
      4. Block faulting
    2. Climbing Mt Everest video
    3. Sketch of rock cycle tied to plate tectonics

Key idea: There are many types of evidence for plate tectonics. Be able to put together a case supporting it.