Geography

Data mining word discussion reply

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Data mining is important in today’s business world due to the fact of the sheer size of data that’s available and collected. “Data warehousing and Data Mining has gained improved popularity in multiple areas of business to analyze the large databases quickly which would be too complex and time consuming (Joseph, 2013).” Data mining is applicable in the government, finance markets, banks, marketing, manufacturing, and medicine. All of these aspects of business need information that is timely, reliable, and accurate.it facilitates sustained success. Furthermore, data mining assist business leaders in making decisions about the future based off historical data that is correlated.

Data mining in the government is the one application I selected serving in the United States Army. This topic is being used by the Department of Homeland Security for many reasons. “Often used as a means for detecting fraud, assessing risk, and product retailing, data mining involves the use of data analysis tools to discover previously unknown, valid patterns and relationships in large data sets (Seifert, 2007).” With the world becoming digital fraud is a very real and relevant topic. It can be seen on the news almost nightly were there are data breaches within the business world and people’s information is being stolen. The information being stolen can be used to commit fraud on a very large spectrum. By the Department of Homeland Security having access to data mining resources they can be more preemptive to mitigate the risk of fraud. When I look at assessing risk this department of government can protect the nation by quickly analyzing the data produced by data mining to prevent terrorist attacks. Additionally, it allows the government to assess threats from other foreign governments that wish to cause harm to the U.S. When used correctly I believe that attacks on the U.S. either from foreign governments or terrorist can be prevented. More so than prevention it allows the U.S. to be more proactive taking actions against the enemies of the government.

Geologic features

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Conduct a virtual field trip on which you will explore your choice of geologic feature in the California region. Examples may include: local caves, lakes, glacial deposits, rock formations, etc.

Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation about the geologic feature in which you:

  • Identify the feature,
  • Summarize the relevant geologic history of the region,
  • Discuss the formation and age of the feature,
  • Assess the role of the hydrologic cycle in shaping the feature,
  • Discuss the role of erosion and/or weathering on the feature, and
  • Identify unique aspects of the geologic feature (such as how it has changed over time, where similar features found, and so on).

Include relevant pictures or examples of the feature, including detailed speaker notes as if you were narrating the presentation.

Format in-text citations and reference slides according to APA guidelines.

Mass wasting

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What is this mass wasting landform (N 33.985842° W 117.169795°)? I suggest that you view this landform in Google Earth, that you spin the view around to look towards the west and zoom into an eye altitude of about 900 meters (0.0 km).
a.
translational slide (or block glide)
b.
debris avalanche
c.
talus cone
d.
debris flow

Mass wasting

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What is this mass wasting landform (N 48.284272° W 121.850112°)? I suggest that you view this landform in Google Earth looking towards the northwest and zoom into an eye altitude of about 0.5 km (500 meters. This mass wasting event is complex so focus on the top part of the mass wasting. The question is about the top part – specifically at N 48.284272° W 121.850112°
a.stuzstrom
b.rotational slump
c.debris flow
d.debris avalanche

Food Webs and Succession of Species

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Given that climate change is rapidly altering many species’ habitats, forcing some to die or migrate,

1) explain how this could dramatically affect food webs (a few sentences)

2) Via “succession of species”, how might habitat loss/change create new opportunities for some species as well ? (a few sentences)

NOTE: in part 1, be sure to include factors of elevation, weather events, abiotic resources such as more water or sunshine. In part 2, please include a mention of how producers, consumers, detritivores, and decomposers factor in to this equation.

Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System

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  • Explain the difference between: meteors, meteorites, comets, asteroids
  • Explain what a meteor is and why it is visible in the night sky
  • Describe the origins of meteor showers
  • Explain the origin of meteorites and the difference between a meteor and a meteorite
  • Summarize the physical changes during the solar nebula stage of solar system formation
  • Describe the main events of the further evolution of the solar system
  • Explain the two primary methods for detection of exoplanets
  • Compare the main characteristics of other planetary systems with the features of the solar system
  • Describe the geological activity during the evolution of the planets, particularly on the terrestrial planets

Asteroids

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  • Describe the composition and classification of the various types of asteroids
  • Recognize the threat that near-Earth objects represent for Earth
  • Discuss possible defensive strategies to protect our planet
  • Characterize the general physical appearance of comets
  • Describe the composition of the Oort cloud
  • Describe trans-Neptunian and Kuiper-belt objects
  • Explain the proposed fate of comets that enter the inner solar system