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    Climate TimeLine Information Tool
  Climate TimeLine Information Tool
Exploring Weather & Climate Change Through the Powers of 10. Weather and climate are always in flux, always changing. At times the changes can be sudden and dramatic, while on other occasions the changes are subtle and occur over l...
 
    Pangaea, Supercontinent
  Pangaea, Supercontinent
Pangaea or Pangea is the name given to the supercontinent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras about 250 million years ago, before the process of plate tectonics separated each of the component continents into their current configurati...
 
    Science Timeline
  Science Timeline
History of science timeline for biology, chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, and philosophy of science...
 
    Eruption of Thera, Santorini
  Eruption of Thera, Santorini
Thera, or the modern island of Santorini, located sixty-nine miles north of the island of Crete in the Aegean Sea, was devastated by a volcanic eruption sometime in the 15th century BC. The eruption was one the the most powerful in the past 10,000 ye...
 
    James Hutton, Father Modern Geology
  James Hutton, Father Modern Geology
James Hutton was a Scottish physician, geologist, naturalist, chemical manufacturer and experimental agriculturalist. He is considered the father of modern geology. His theories of geology and geologic time, also called deep time, came to be included...
 
    Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology
  Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology
Sir Charles Lyell was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which popularised James Hutton's concepts of uniformitarianism the idea that the earth was shaped by slow-moving...
 
    Alfred Wegener, Discovery Plate Tectonics
  Alfred Wegener, Discovery Plate Tectonics
German climatologist and geophysicist who, in 1915, published as expanded version of his 1912 book The Origin of Continents and Oceans. This work was one of the first to suggest continental drift and plate tectonics. He suggested that a supercontinen...
 
    Krakatoa Eruption, Indonesia
  Krakatoa Eruption, Indonesia
Krakatoa is a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It has erupted repeatedly, massively and with disastrous consequences throughout recorded history. The best known eruption culminated in a series of massive expl...
 
    San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
  San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of northern California at 5:12am on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. The most widely accepted estimate for the magnitude of the earthquake is a moment magni...
 
         



 
 
         
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