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Understanding Our Planet Through Chemistry

Understanding Our Planet Through Chemistry

USGS Chemist talking to visiting students. This U.S.Geological Survey site shows how chemists and geologists use analytical chemistry to: determine the age of the Earth; show that an extraterrestrial body collided with the Earth; predict volcanic eruptions; observe atmospheric change over millions of years; and document damage by acid rain and pollution of the Earth's surface..

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Joseph E. Taggart, Jr.

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