Friday, September 6, 2013

Forcings of Springfield ohio by; Erin Murray, Ashley Milliner, and Carli Swartz

The forcings around the Springfield area are as follows:

  • Climate
    • Springfield Ohio Cycles through four full seasons and experiences a wide range of temperatures and kinds of precipitation. 
    • As the graphs and data above indicate, these are the average low and high temperatures for each month that springfield experiences. The graph also includes a bar graph of the amount of precipitation that Springfield experiences each month.
  • Human Activity 
    • Human activities influence the landscape in many ways.  Some of these activities include: roads, power transmission lines, pipelines, and power dams.  Temporary landscapes, could be forests, used for harvesting.  Depending on vegetation, this could either attract animals or make them migrate to other areas.  Animals can have an impact on human activities.  
  • Tectonic: 
    • During the Cambrian period (530 million years ago) Ohio was covered in a sea.  Fast-forwarding 100 million years later, Ohio was still covered by a shallow sea, mainly eastern Ohio.  Ohio has remained in the tropical climate; the climate is why sedimentary rocks have formed.  Sedimentary rocks are rocks that have formed from deposition of material, within a body of water.  
    • In the past several years Springfield's tectonic plates have been more active than usual. There were 8 recorded earthquakes in 2010, four in 2009, and five in 2008 were recorded as well. These aftershocks have been very minor earthquakes and have been recorded in the 2-3 range on the seismic scale. The quakes have led our city to be slightly shaken but no real damage has occurred. The city does have some sloped hills that have been made by previous earthquakes happening in this area as well. 

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