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  1. EarthKam By: Judd, Spencer, and Jason

  2. Class Picture Grand Canyon

  3. Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

  4. Dead Zone Information • There is no life in the dead zone • Polluted part of the Gulf of Mexico • Caused by nitrogen fertilizer, animal manure, car pollution, power plants and waste from the Mississippi River • Condition called hypoxia • We can help stop it by not polluting as much

  5. New Zealand North Island

  6. New Zealand Information • The 2 main cities are Hastings and Napier • Volcanic activity occurs in the central part • Occasional mild earthquakes • North Island is part of the Pacific Islands

  7. Mono Lake

  8. Mono Lake Information • Alkaline lake in the high desert of the Eastern Sierra is home for many life forms • One of the oldest lakes in the world • Naturally saline waters mix with fresh water springs creating calcium carbonate (limestone) • Algae are the food source for trillions of brine shrimp and alkali flies that thrive in the salty water • Home to microbe GFAJ-1 which thrives on arsenic • Arsenic is poisonous to most life

  9. Orbital MechanicsEarly Space Exploration • First astronomer • Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) • Thought the sun was center of universe • Proved Earth rotates on axis once a day • Thought Earth rotates in a perfect circle –which is wrong • Second astronomer • JohannsKepler (1571-1630) • Discovered Mars does not rotate in a perfect circle • Found out the planets do not go in a uniform circle, but in elipitical orbits • Learned the sun in not focus of the universe

  10. EarthKAM Camera System • Uses the Nikon D2Xs Digital Camera, controlled by the Lenovo (IBM) T61p Laptop. • Takes and downloads student image requests • Resolution: 12.40 Megapixels • Shutter 30-1/8000 • LCD Size 2.5 inch • Dimensions 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in. • (158 x 150 x 86 mm)

  11. Jason’s Works Cited • Ride, Sally. “North Island New Zealand.” https://earthkam.ucsd.edu/ek-images/favorites/ISS009ESC1133211853.2010. Web. Jan 27, 2011.

  12. Judd’s Works Cited • Dead Zones • "Dead Zones in the Gulf of Mexico." EarthKAM. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2011. <https://earthkam.ucsd.edu/ek-images/investigating_images/gulfmexico>. • MLA formatting by BibMe.org.

  13. Spencer’s Works Cited • "NASA - Home ." NASA - Home . N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2011. <http://www.nasa.gov/>. • MLA formatting by BibMe.org.

  14. Group Works Cited • Early Space Exploration • "Early Space Exploration." EarthKAM. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2011. <https://earthkam.ucsd.edu/students/students_orbital_mechanics#early_space_exploration>.