Set 5

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Set 5
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2011-05-11 09:07:21
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NECAP Science Vocabulary
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  1. Condition in which the Earth's surface is worn by the action of water and wind
    Erosion
  2. Breaks in the Earth's crust where the blocks of rock on each side are moving in different directions. Earthquakes are much more common along these lines than they are anywhere else on the planet
    Fault
  3. Relating to the internal heat of the Earth. The water of hot springs and geysers is heated by this source
    Geothermal
  4. One half of the Earth
    Hemisphere
  5. The watery part of the Earth's surface, including oceans, lakes and water vapor in the atmosphere
    Hydrosphere
  6. Rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
    Igneous rock
  7. The rigid outer layer of the Earth, having an average thickness of about 75km and comprising the Earth's crust and the solid part of the mantle above the asthenosphere
    Lithosphere
  8. Rock altered by pressure and heat
    Metamorphic rock
  9. A long mountain range on the ocean floor, extending almost continuously through the North and South Atlantic Oceans, the Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific Ocean
    Mid-ocean ridge
  10. A ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    Watershed
  11. A series of waves created when a body of water, such as an ocean, is rapidly displaced
    Tsunami
  12. The most rapid (up to 80 km/h/ 50mph) and fluid type of downhill mass wasting
    Mudslide
  13. An opening, or rupture, in a planet's surface or crust, which allows hot, molten rock, ash, and gases to escape from below the surface. Usually found where tectonic plates are pulled apart or come together
    Volcano
  14. A violently rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud
    Tornado
  15. A geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rock falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshorem coastal and onshore environments
    Landslide

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