Unit 3

 
READING ASSIGNMENT
 
Chapter 13 - all
Chapter 14 - all
Chapter 15 - all
 

 

IMPORTANT TERMS FROM THE LECTURES AND READINGS

tectonics

gradation

geomorphology

catastrophism

uniformitarianism

radioactivity

isotope

half-life

carbon dating

uranium dating

relative dating

Big Bang Theory

Solar Nebula Theory

core

mantle

crust

Moho

mineral

rock

igneous rock

sedimentary rock

metamorphic rock

rock cycle

Plate Tectonics

divergence

convergence

lateral motion

evidence - Plate Tectonics

folding

anticline

syncline

isostasy

fault

normal fault

reverse fault

thrust fault

strike-slip fault

fault scarp

earthquake

foreshock

aftershock

focus

epicenter

seismograph

P-waves

S-waves

Richter Scale

Moment Scale

San Andreas Fault

earthquake prediction

horst

graben

pyroclastics

shield volcano

cinder cone volcano

composite cone volcano

pyroclastic flow

plug dome volcano

tsunami

caldera

flood basalts

volcanic neck

dike

sill

laccolith

batholith

weathering

physical weathering

frost wedging

exfoliation

root wedging

talus cones

chemical weathering

mass movements

creep solifluction

slump

mudslide

rockslide

landslid

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