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Part One:
The Desert Landscape.Vast open spaces and sun-flooded sandy plains.Craggy peaks thrust out of the desert soil, with cloud masses rolling east across the desertscape, only to disappear in the hot, dry air.It is a place of seeming emptiness, and yet filled with life. This week, we are going to take a closer look at deserts.
To complete this discussion board, you must first read Chapter 12 in your textbook, on Arid Lands, Wind, and Desertification.Then, read the attached short essay by southwestern writer Craig Childs.
Drawing either from the textbook or from your own knowledge of the desert, write a three paragraph essay on an issue that is affecting a desert ecosystem near where you live.Some examples may include: water rights for communities on the Colorado River, the competing water needs of agriculture vs. rural/urban communities vs. wildlife; overgrazing, ATV/recreational vehicle use, etc.Make this personalwhat do you believewhat do you know?/p pDeserts are constantly changing.They grow and recede seasonally through changing wind patterns, and (over thousands of years) may disappear entirely or move and expand hundreds of miles due to changing climatic conditions.For those of us who love the desert, this may not sound like such a bad thing, and yet changing climatic conditions and desertification will have an impact on global food supply. Readspan style=”background-color: #ffff00;” the attached2009 article by Batsi and Naylor from the Journal of Science./span/p p/p
Part 2:
Instructions: This portion of the Discussion Board will involve external research and a self-debate on the issue of whether/whether not to drill offshore on the North American continental shelf.
Complete Internet research on the issue of whether or not to drill offshore, including the 2010 Deep Horizon oil spill. Be sure to research both sides of this issue.
Conduct a self-debate. That means you will debate this issue with yourself. To do this, youll need to present an argument for/against drilling. Begin with a FOR statement and include the reasons you support drilling. Be sure to include at least one citation to back your argument. Then provide an AGAINST statement and include at least one citation. /span/li lispan style=”line-height: 1.4;”After the self-debate, write a few sentences on your stance/position on this issue as a conclusion to this exercise. The opinion must be academic and not vitriolic. This is not a platform to expound your personal or political beliefs, instead your conclusion must be based on your debate. What is the logical conclusion (e.g., what would the character Spock from Star Trek would do?)./span/li /ol pstrongspan style=”line-height: 1.4;”PART 2. Nuclear Energy and Crisis Self-Debate./span/strong/p pspan style=”line-height: 1.4;”Instructions. Please use the Internet or other sources to research the following nuclear accidents, as well as arguments For or Against nuclear power. Conclude with your stance on the issue.Use the Internet to look up Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Answer the following questions: /span/p ol lispan style=”line-height: 1.4;”What caused the problems at these two nuclear power plants? /span/li lispan style=”line-height: 1.4;”How do these accidents compare to the Fukushima Daiichi crisis in Japan? /span/li lispan style=”line-height: 1.4;”How was the world alerted to the three accidents? /span/li lispan style=”line-height: 1.4;”Self-debate: Write statements For nuclear energy and Against nuclear energy./span/li lispan style=”line-height: 1.4;”As in exercise 1, conclude with a statement of your stance on the issue of nuclear energy. *This exercise does not need to be extensive. One well-thought out paragraph or one short paragraph for each position on the argument is fine. You may also bullet point your statements and questions. At least two For and two Against statements are ideal for an A discussion post. /span/li /ol pemspan style=”line-height: 1.4;”PLEASE be sure to provide citations for research materials (URLs will be fine). For research sites, check out newspaper articles, educational websites, or government websites. Wikipedia is not the best source, but I will accept it (you can also use Wikipedia to find other reference sources). br //span/em/p

Have predicted that the border between china and nepal will experience a 30% – 70% increase in landslides by the end of this century.

Could climate change lead to more landslides?
After reading the assigned chapters this week, read the Eos article on landslides and our changing climateLinks to an external site. (or download the PDF), then answer and discuss the following questions with your classmates:
What relationships have scientists observed between warmer temperatures and:
Wildfires and debris flows in Colorado and California?
Permafrost and rockfalls in the French Alps and Alaska?
What methods are scientists using to address the data gap in landslide research?
A combination of rainfall and landslide models for High Mountain AsiaLinks to an external site. have predicted that the border between China and Nepal will experience a 30% – 70% increase in landslides by the end of this century. Given the political sensitivity of this region and the approximately 1.5 billion people who depend on these mountains for drinking water, what actions do you feel we should take here in the U.S. to help reduce landslides in High Mountain Asia?
Your initial discussion post is due by 11:59 pm on Wednesday. Then, respond to at least two student’s posts before the end of the learning week (by 11:59 pm on Sunday).
Reminders:
You must first post before you can see other posts in the forum.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words and written in your own voice. Be sure to include any outside references used in the creation of your post. Do not copy/paste directly from the source; that is considered academic dishonesty (plagiarism).
Respond to two classmates’ posts before the end of the learning week. The goal of responding to your peers is to have a substantive discussion about the topic shared. Each response should be 100 words or more.
Follow the netiquette guideline for this course and review the Discussion Rubric for the grading scale.

Given the political sensitivity of this region and the approximately 1.5 billion people who depend on these mountains for drinking water, what actions do you feel we should take here in the u.s. to help reduce landslides in high mountain asia?

Could climate change lead to more landslides?
After reading the assigned chapters this week, read the Eos article on landslides and our changing climateLinks to an external site. (or download the PDF), then answer and discuss the following questions with your classmates:
What relationships have scientists observed between warmer temperatures and:
Wildfires and debris flows in Colorado and California?
Permafrost and rockfalls in the French Alps and Alaska?
What methods are scientists using to address the data gap in landslide research?
A combination of rainfall and landslide models for High Mountain AsiaLinks to an external site. have predicted that the border between China and Nepal will experience a 30% – 70% increase in landslides by the end of this century. Given the political sensitivity of this region and the approximately 1.5 billion people who depend on these mountains for drinking water, what actions do you feel we should take here in the U.S. to help reduce landslides in High Mountain Asia?
Your initial discussion post is due by 11:59 pm on Wednesday. Then, respond to at least two student’s posts before the end of the learning week (by 11:59 pm on Sunday).
Reminders:
You must first post before you can see other posts in the forum.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words and written in your own voice. Be sure to include any outside references used in the creation of your post. Do not copy/paste directly from the source; that is considered academic dishonesty (plagiarism).
Respond to two classmates’ posts before the end of the learning week. The goal of responding to your peers is to have a substantive discussion about the topic shared. Each response should be 100 words or more.
Follow the netiquette guideline for this course and review the Discussion Rubric for the grading scale.

(10 pts) its latest history—when did it form or last erupt?

Project #3 Volcanoes, Intrusive Features, and Lava flows You may collaborate with others but you must submit your own work—no group submissions (each person in the group should submit a completed assignment) Create a doc, ppt, or pdf document (Word, Google Docs, Powerpoint, Google Slides, or pdf; please convert Keynote documents to ppt or pdf) that is a photo diary showing photos of real world examples of the following 8 igneous landforms along with photo(s) that show the kind of rock found there. MAKE THIS DOCUMENT SO IT WILL BE A USEFUL VISUAL REFERENCE DURING EXAM #2. The eight igneous landforms to investigate are: lava dome and its rock type(s) cinder cone and its rock type(s) stratovolcano and its rock type(s) shield volcano and its rock type(s) igneous dike and its rock type(s) igneous sill and its rock type(s) columnar jointing in a lava flow and its rock type(s) pillow lava and its rock type(s) For each of the 8 igneous landforms, please include the following: (40 pts) A photo of an example of the landform itself with a label and the geographic name (if it has one) of the particular one you are showing, and where in the world this particular feature is located (40 pts) A photo of the type or types of igneous rock that are dominant on that particular feature—in other words, if you traveled to that feature, what is the main rock you would find there? (you may need to include more than one rock image per igneous landform if you find that multiple types of rock are found at that landform—but limit yourself to no more than 3 rock images per igneous landform.) Name the igneous rocks shown AND label if they are felsic, intermediate, or mafic in composition. Look up unfamiliar words on the internet; there are many different types of volcanic rocks. If you can’t figure out if a particular kind of rock is felsic, intermediate, or mafic you can ask me. Consult the advice on rock types below for some of the more common igneous rock names. (10 pts) Its latest history—when did it form or last erupt? (10 pts) An indication of its size; elevation/height, small and if it is walkable or really big (how many km across), etc. Advice on rock types The rock types that might occur at the 8 igneous landforms include the following (but this is not a complete list): Pumice—can be mafic, intermediate, or felsic Scoria—typically mafic, but you might find otherwise Obsidian—typically felsic, but can be mafic or intermediate Tuff—can be mafic, intermediate, or felsic Basalt–mafic Andesite–intermediate Rhyolite—felsic Felsic indicates that the rock’s composition is greater than 69% silica (SiO2) (so less iron and magnesium in the rock). Intermediate indicates that the rock’s composition is between 52-69% silica. Mafic indicates that the rock’s composition is between 45-52% silica (so more iron and magnesium rich rock). There are many different types of volcanic rocks with many different names. If you encounter an unfamiliar name, look it up and figure out from the description if it is felsic, intermediate, or mafic. You may see more than one rock type listed for an igneous landform. That is okay. A volcano is typically made out of more than one type of igneous rock. Go ahead and list what you see, but pay attention to any indications of what might be the dominant rock type at that landform (if that is indicated). Websites that might be helpful: http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/Links to an external site. https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes.htmlLinks to an external site. https://volcano.si.edu/

Explain, in detail, plate tectonics theory.

Book: https://opengeology.org/textbook/
Explain, in detail, Plate Tectonics theory. In your answer you will want to not only highlight the evidence supporting the idea, but also discuss, in detail, the various plate interactions and features that are associated with each. This is not a question that can be answered quickly so take your time and develop a robust answer.

Develop process for periodic creation of strategic manpower plan for a mining company: prepare a 20-30 year forward looking analysis on what capabilities the mining company will need and what investments need to be made now to ensure pipeline of talents

Develop process for periodic creation of strategic manpower plan for a mining company: prepare a 20-30 year forward looking analysis on what capabilities the mining company will need and what investments need to be made now to ensure pipeline of talents

I am giving everyone double time to accommodate those who may need more time for taking a timed quiz in this setting.

“Instructions
This a Proficiency Quiz on Topographic Maps. It would normally be a 10 minute quiz in a classroom setting. I am giving everyone double time to accommodate those who may need more time for taking a timed quiz in this setting.
The quiz is based on a topographic map of a hypothetical area. The topographic map is comprised of contours (grey lines) and index contours (black lines). Two index contours (4000ft, 2000ft) have been marked for you. Complete the quiz as instructed.
Note: This is an actual online quiz rather than a Digital Submission Answer Sheet.”
This is my Geology class’s quiz and I am asking if you have the answers for it.
I will attach the syllabus, too.