Richard Harwood's Earth Sciences




Environmental Science

Physical Geology 101

Physical Geology

A study of the Earth's composition and forces which affect it; minerals, rocks, weathering, erosion, volcanism, structure, earthquakes and plate tectonics.

Historical Geology 102

Historical Geology

A study of the origin, evolution and 4.6 billion year history of the Earth, as interpreted from the evidence in rock sequences and fossils.

Astronomy 101

Astronomy: The Solar System

A study of the major features of the solar system: the sun, structure and motions of the planets, comets, planetesimals, and origin and evolution of the solar system.


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Richard Harwood
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Short Subjects

Global Warming
SI - Metric Units
Geologic Time Scale
Periodic Table of Elements
Longitude and Latitude
Orbital Eccentricity
Countries of the World
Why Geography Matters
Atlas of Igneous Rocks
Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks
Atlas of Metamorphic Rocks
How to Succeed in Class

World Population

U.S. Population

U.S. Oil Usage

August, 2021 Daily Average:
     21.403 million barrels

The U.S. uses approximately 21% of world's daily oil production.

Global Average Temperature

2020: 14.75°C
2019: 14.73°C
2018: 14.60°C
2017: 14.73°C
2016: 14.78°C
2015: 14.83°C
2014: 14.69°C
2013: 14.59°C
2012: 14.63°C
2011: 14.50°C
2010: 14.47°C
2009: 14.61°C
2008: 14.43°C
2007: 14.48°C
2006: 14.54°C
2005: 14.59°C
2004: 14.43°C
2003: 14.54°C
2002: 14.46°C
2001: 14.40°C


Physical Geography 101

Physical Geography 1

A study of Earth orbital factors affecting time, tides and seasons; climate, weather, soils and vegetation; interaction between Man and the natural resources.

Physical Geography 102

Physical Geography 2

A study of the natural forces, such as streams, glaciers, weathering, earthquakes and volcanism, which affect earth's crust and landforms.

Regional Geography 105

World Regional Geography

A study of the cultural, economic, historical, political, environmental and physiographic features of Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asian and the Pacific.

Environmental Science 101

Environmental Science 1

An introduction to scientific principles, population ecology, environmental interactions, and environmental policy.

Environmental Science 102

Environmental Science 2

An introduction to ecology, biodiversity, food and soil resources, pollution, climate change, hydrocycle, and energy resources.

Meteorology 106


An introduction to atmospheric science leading to a better understanding of day-to-day weather, including frontal systems and severe storms.

Physical Science 205

Global Warming

Issues in Science, Technology and Society: A course which examines the science and evidence of global warming, and its impact on society.

Physical Science

Physical Science

An introductory overview of the physical sciences from an earth science perspective, including the fundamentals of geology, geography, meteorology, astronomy, chemistry, and physics.