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What "g" would be needed to keep helium on Earth?
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Atmospheric escape is the loss of planetary atmospheric gases to outer space. You'd never be able to contain ALL of any gas forever by gravity. Ultimately you end up in the rarefied atmosphere where ...

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Have the seasons always been?
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Has the Earth had it's wobble that causes the seasonal variation in solar energy in the northern and southern hemispheres for it's entire history? First it depends on how you define the "entire ...

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Deadly minerals
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I assume by "mineral excavation" you mean mineral collecting. I've collected minerals for years. In general the biggest danger is naivete not the minerals themselves. You need proper safety ...

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Does organic decay release the same CO2 as burning?
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The key word in your query is the word "essentially". Termites and bacteria die too. So whatever carbon was initially converted from the tree into termites or bacteria ends up mostly going to $\small\...

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When metamorphic rocks undergo pressure, how are they changed?
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Metamorphic rocks are changed by transformations deep underground. Being deep underground there is immense pressure and heat. The transformations can be just crystal size of the particular mineral, ...

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How accurately can a tsunami be predicted? Have there been any successful evacuations?
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The ability to predict depends on the cause of the tsunami. Earthquakes can't be predicted, so a tsunami caused by an earthquake can't be predicted. A meteor can be tracked for a considerable time in ...

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Clarification of overbank flows
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Overbank flows means flows that are greater than the channel can handle. Thus the water flow goes over the (river/stream) banks and onto the flood plain. Bankfull flow would be the maximum water ...

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Limitations on mineral precipitation from solution
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This is really a wide open question on which books could be written. First let's stipulate that we are considering aqueous solutions rather than say magma. In aqueous solution the solubility of a ...

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How to easily remember orientation of latitude and longitude?
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I remember longitude it by the fact that it runs the long way around the earth. In other words all longitudes are diameters.

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Where can I find a list of active mining claims in my area (Northern Nevada)?
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An experienced rockhound would not be asking such a question, so my first points will be about safety. You definitely should not be in remote areas or around mines alone. You really need the buddy ...

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