We believe no life can exist on Miranda because it has no water, has very few nutrients and unreasonable temperatures which is illustrated in this moon having ice, rock material and temperatures that are too cold for life. For instance, Miranda has no form of water which all living things need. On Miranda there is only ice, this would be okay if there was a way for the ice to melt into water.
The theory of catastrophism states that once every ‘n’ amount of years, there is a major catastrophe, initiated by God, that wipes out all life and completely and destroys the surface features of the Earth causing plates to move, mountains to form and volcanoes to erupt. This is the explanation for the fact that the Earth looked different in the past (Cuvier, 1796). As Lyell explains the changing of the surface of the Earth through gradual natural processes, and not through the actions of a God, which Cuvier did, Lyell’s theory was seen as very controversial. To prove his theory, Lyell needed to find evidence that features in the Earth’s surface such as mountains and volcanoes, can be explained through the natural processes that are acknowledged now. To find this evidence Lyell made several trips through Europe to observe soil and rock formations.
For those Buffalonians who are old enough to remember it, the Blizzard of 1977 is a memory that has been seared into their consciousness. January 28th 1977, began as a normal day for the city of Buffalo, but by twelve noon the wind picked up, snow began to fall, and visibility became dangerously limited. As the wind began to intensify out of the west and sweep across the frozen wasteland of Lake Erie, it carried with it the lightly packed snow that had blanketed the frozen lake. An event of historical proportions was beginning to unfold in rapid time right in front of people’s eyes. Accumulating more and more snow as the wind moved eastward, the wind was carrying so much snow that it created white out conditions in the city and surrounding area.
The thing that makes ice so slippery is when it freezes with all the pressure it compacts it very tightly and causes there to be no air so it is just a solid, smooth, slippery piece of glass basically. Ice sickles can also be very deadly, falling sickles kill over 1000 people in the world every year. Ice sickles form when snow or ice melts on something that is above freezing and runs down to the cooler air and it start to refreeze onto its self. A half pound ice sickle can reach up to 80 to 90 mph before hitting you in the head it would only have to fall around 30 feet to reach this speed. When ice is traveling this fast it would hit you with about 1000 pounds of force.
When the glaciers are traped in the cirques they might start to melt and fill the cirque up with water causing a lake to be formed in it place. Some of the lakes are where created by glacier erosion is Bull Lake in Yellowstone National Park. Glaciers that form above the alpine line are ice caps, ice fields, and cirque. Cirques are bowl-like depression that is carved into the side to a mountain (discovering). When a glacier gets trapped in a Cirque, if the glacier starts to melt it will fill the cirque, is then becomes a
However, those who believe that mountains and higher latitudes had ice covers, and dinosaur fossils have been found there, says it is impossible for an ectotherms to survive in such cold climate. The likes of these people also tend to believe that dinosaurs perished during the ice age mainly due to lack of food rather than freezing temperatures. Below are some points taken from journals in support of either concept: 1. BONE EVIDENCES: Extensive studies have been done on fossil records and in a
Richard Cyriax, author of Sir John Franklin’s Last Arctic Expedition, noted, “The loss of the expedition probably added much more geographical knowledge than its successful return would have done.” (Richard Cyriax, 2013) Much of Franklin’s failure and the deaths of his crewmates can be attributed to starvation, cold and scurvy. The Arctic is located at the top of the Northern Hemisphere. This part of the Earth is slightly pointed away from the sun, leading to the cold temperature. Additionally, the warm Norwegian Ocean Current decreases in temperature as it nears the North Pole. This cools the Arctic water even more.
Day of the Disaster by Lauren Tarshis ' is mostly about a town called Pompeii and the volcano called Mount Vesuvius, when the town of Pompeii was as normal as can be "BOOM, BOOM" then it happened one of the most deadliest volcano eruption in the world. Here is what the text stated "The pumice falls with painful force. It is mixed with hot ash, which clogs your nose and throat. Many people are fleeing." I choose this one because this explains how deadly this volcano was and is and what it could do if this happened again.
This is an example how the Inuit people were searching for fresh water. Also, they hit the ground to make sure that there is water. Most of the fresh water is underground because the snow that is on the outside is undrinkable. Also, it was also hard to get because the ice is frozen and hard. This is one reason why global warming was significant to the Inuit people.