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‘Prof Puckit’ – Intro

‘Prof Puckit’ – Intro

+77      Prof Puckit is a mildly quirky dood…. who is: * In love with Oceanography…. A science, studying our Earth, it's processes and how we consider our planet has and is working. Sub Category: Earth and Oceanographic Processes (find in right sidebar) Perhaps (perhaps not) useful for you, if you have an interest in exploring, learning, or passing on to others in education…. So a growing selection of some of these processes, are presented for you, in this sub … Read entire article »

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Plate Tectonics… A Spreading Zone… and a Slab of Chocolate

Plate Tectonics… A Spreading Zone… and a Slab of Chocolate

+1034    Here is an explanation of how a plate tectonic spreading zone works…. using a slab of chocolate…. as you do…. and a bit of imagination. . The choc' based explanation, may help visualise how the spreading process works and could help understand what can be seen on the geological map, shown below. A brief on plate tectonics general: Plate tectonics is the name given to a process that takes place all over the Earth surface crust. The entire … Read entire article »

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Prof Puckit’s slightly biased history lectures – Crab Nebula

Prof Puckit’s slightly biased history lectures – Crab Nebula

+291    In 1054 AD a supernova appeared in our skies, with such a brightness, it could be seen with the naked eye. It remained visible and static in its place amongst the other celestial bodies for around two years, after which time it had faded so no longer noticeable. Very soon after, is the year 1066 AD, a year famous in UK schools history lessons, to teach about a certain tussle on a Saturday morning in … Read entire article »

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Isostatic changes… Sea level changes… and a Rice Pudding.

Isostatic changes… Sea level changes… and a Rice Pudding.

+1218    The planet Earth on which we stand, has a thin surface skin (lithosphere), which floats on top of a much thicker, semi-fluid, hot layer (asthenosphere). . . A home made rice pudding with a skin comes in useful to visualise this and can be used to demonstrate a much larger, real Earth occurrence. . . This real Earth occurrence is known as Isostatic Change, a vertical movement, both up and down, of the lithosphere. This can effect coastal communities by altering … Read entire article »

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