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Volcanoes ground water minerals
Mining style used for large but low concentration deposits
Mechanical layers of the earth
Lithosphere and asthenosphere
Mountain that is being looked at for storing nuclear waste
A lake created by cutting off a meander of a river or stream
Mineral deposit that is large but has low concentration
The modified mercalli scale is used to measure what?
Nuclear energy is produced by doing what to U235?
What creates the surface ocean currents?
The volcano that is characterized by lava flows
Waves that move through the interior of the earth
Connectivity of pore space in a rock
Evidence that Hess used that Wegener didn’t have – used to prove lake idea
Large wave that is generated by an undersea earthquake
The outside curve of the stream
Magma type found at stratovolcanoes
Mineral deposit created by evaporation
What is the most cost efficient way to implement solar thermal technology?
With the water heater
What are the designs used for solar thermal energy
Dish, power tower, and probolic trough
What is solar thermal technology used for?
what are the ways to harness hydroelectricity?
Dam/impoundment, diversion, and pumped storage
Which energy source can be used regardless of environmental conditions?
How much of America’s electricity comes from coal?
Which tidal energy has the most potential locations?
what type of energy is converted into electricity by the wind turbines?
What are the two types of motors used for hybrid cars?
Series and parallel
At a subduction zone, the downgoing plate is always composed of what?
What earthquake severity scale takes into account the type of rock that has been fractured?
How is the distance to the epicenter of an earthquake determined using a seismograph?
By considering the delay time between the p-wave and the slower s-wave
What is the main difference between basaltic lavas and andesitic lavas?
Basaltic has less silica than andesitic
What type of volcano is Mt. Pinatubo?
What type of volcano is Mauna Loa (in Hawaii)?
What type of volcano is the Columbia Plateau?
Continental flood basalts
What type of volcano is the Paricutin?
What is the definition of the water table?
The layer between the saturated and unsaturated zones
What is the definition of a losing stream?
Where the water from a streambed disappears into the ground
What is the definition of an artesian stream?
The area where pressurized groundwater flows naturally at the surface
The stream gradient of most rivers is ____ near the source than near the mouth
What is the climate in areas around 30 degrees N and 30 degrees S?
Dry air is descending and causing increased evaporation
What winds are found at 0-30 degrees?
What winds are found at 30-60 degrees?
What winds are found at 60-90 degrees?
How thick is the crust?
How thick is oceanic crust?
Who is behind the sea floor spreading theory?
Who is behind the continental drift theory?
what happens in normal faults to the hanging wall and what stress is it?
The stress is tension and the hanging wall moves down
what happens in reverse faults to the hanging wall and what stress is it?
The stress is compression and the hanging wall moves up
What type of material do secondary waves move through?
What waves cause the most damage?
The surface waves
Which volcanoes are found on subduction zones?
Which volcanoes are the most explosive?
What are recharge areas?
Areas where the water goes into the ground (adds to ground water)
What are discharge areas?
Areas where the water goes out of the ground
What subcategory minerals are the most abundant?
What type of mineral deposits come from hot water?