Geography Landforms

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Geography Landforms
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Geography Landforms
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  1. The innermost layer of the earth
    core
  2. The thin, outer layer of the earth upon which we live
    crust
  3. A series of waves in the earth's crust which results in movements in the earth's surface
    earthquake
  4. Process by which the surface of the earth is worn away
    erosion
  5. A steep slope or cliff formed by erosion or by faulting
    escarpment
  6. A crack in the earth's surface along which movement often occurs
    fault
  7. The buckling or bending of the earth's crust, often forming mountains
    folding
  8. A scientist who studies the structure of the earth
    geologist
  9. A "river of ice" which may create features such as drumlins, eskers, and moraines
    glacier
  10. Molten material that has been extruded onto the surface of the earth
    lava
  11. Molten material that is located beneath the earth's surface
    magma
  12. The layer of the earth between the crust and core that consists of molten rock
    mantle
  13. They may be formed by folding, faulting, or by volcanic activity
    mountains
  14. This land feature is low lying and usually flat
    plain
  15. The earth's crust has broken into several sections called ______
    plates
  16. This land feature may be described as a level expanse of elevated land
    plateau
  17. It is used to express the intensity or magnitude of earthquakes
    Richter scale
  18. An instrument that detects and measures earthquakes and other ground vibrations
    seismograph
  19. A vent in the earth's crust through which molten rock, ash, and gases are ejected
    volcano
  20. Mechanical or chemical process by which rocks are broken down
    weathering

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