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Continental and oceanic heat flow

Andrew Goodwillie, Kim Kastens, Linda Sohl, Jaime Toro, Amy Cline, Shelley Olds, Rob Graziono, Sarah Titus, Erin Heffron, Chuck Anderson, Jim Washburn, Steve Reynolds, Ron Schott, and Charlie Onasch
Topic: geophysics and marine oceanography
Course Type: upper level

Description

Students examine heat flow data for oceanic and continental lithosphere

Goals

Students will understand that:
There are two energy sources for life on Earth, the sun and the interior of the Earth.
There is a heat source in the earth and there are differences with highest heat flow at ridge crests.

Assessment

Students create a description for various regions around the world.

References

Data sets from GeoMapApp


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