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LIST OF TOPICS

1. THE EARTH SYSTEM

The Earth System
Energy
Matter
Space and Time

2. OBSERVING THE EARTH FROM SPACE

Principles of Remote Sensing
Types of Remote Sensors
Remote Sensing at UPRM

EXAM ONE

3. THE GEOSPHERE

The Tectonic Cycle
Earthquakes
Tsunamis
Volcanoes

4. THE HYDROSPHERE

The Hydrologic Cycle
The Cryosphere
The World Ocean

EXAM TWO

5. THE ATMOSPHERE

The Atmosphere
Wind and Weather Systems
The Climate System

6. THE BIOSPHERE

Life, Death, and Evolution
Ecosystems, Biomes, and Cycles of Life

7. THE ANTHROPOSPHERE

The Resource Cycle
The Changing Earth System

FINAL EXAM