4. Third rock from the Sun - restless Earth

Fig. 4.1.
Crust, mantle and core
Fig. 4.2.
Measuring earthquakes
Fig. 4.3.
Layered structure of the Earth
Fig. 4.4.
The Earth's double core
Fig. 4.5.
Planet Earth from space
Fig. 4.6.
Topography of the Earth’s landmass
Fig. 4.7.
Continental fit
Fig. 4.8.
Earth’s continental drift
Fig. 4.9.
Bottom of the Earth’s oceans
Fig. 4.10.
Volcanic islands on Earth
Fig. 4.11.
Magnetic reversals and sea-floor spreading
Fig. 4.12.
Earth’s moving plates
Fig. 4.13.
Los Angeles is moving
Fig. 4.14.
Converging plates on Earth
Fig. 4.15.
Mount Kailash
Fig. 4.16.
Hot spot forms the Hawaiian Islands
Fig. 4.17.
The rifting of a continent
Fig. 4.18.
An infant ocean
Fig. 4.19.
Earth’s layered atmosphere
Fig. 4.20.
Hole in the sky
Fig. 4.21.
Rise in Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide
Fig. 4.22.
Independent state of Samoa
Fig. 4.23.
Carbon dioxide in the Earth’s troposphere
Fig. 4.24.
Methane in the Earth’s troposphere
Fig. 4.25.
The Sun in X-rays
Fig. 4.26.
Mass ejection from the Sun
Fig. 4.27.
Magnetic cloud from the Sun hits the Earth
Fig. 4.28.a
Solar flare produces threatening space storm of energetic particles
Fig. 4.28.b
Solar flare produces threatening space storm of energetic particles
Fig. 4.29.summary
Summary Diagram
Fig. 4.1.
Fig4_1 Radioactive alpha decay
Fig. 4.2.
Fig4_2 Particle Flux vs Particle Energy
Fig. 4.3.
Fig4_3 Invisible gamma ray photon
Fig. 4.4.
Fig4_4 Nuclear transformation
Fig. 4.5.
Fig4_5 Proton proton collision
Fig. 4.6.
Fig4_6 Christmas island

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University