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8 Frcs Shaping Earth

Fletcher's 8th Plate Tectonics,Topography,weathering & Erosion Test Review

Volcanic Islands The result of a tectonic plate moving over a hot spot
Delta A collection of sediment that builds up where a river meets a larger body of water
Pangaea The name of the supercontinent that may have existed 200 million years ago
Topographic Map A flat map that shows relief
Relief Elevation on a map
Harry Hess The man who discovered that the sea floor was spreading
Folded Mountains A crustal feature formed by the collision of two continental plates
Subduction When tectonic plates collide and one is forced under the other
Continental Drift The idea proposed by Alfred Wegner
Erosion The process by which sediment is moved by wind, water, gravity or glacier
Weathering The process of turning Rock into sediment
Contour lines Lines on a topographic map that connect areas of equal elevation
Steep slope What do closely spaced lines on a contour map show?
Divergent A plate boundary in which the plates are separating
Depression Another name for a hole in the ground
Geology The study of the earth; what it is made of and the processes that effect it
Convergent A plate boundary in which the plates are colliding
Mesosaurus Prehistoric lizard fossils found in both South America and Africa
Fault A crack in the earth's crust
Water The single greatest agent of erosion
Contour Interval The change in elevation from one contour line to the next
Lithosphere The layer of the earth consisting of the upper mantle and the Earth's crust
Profile The view or picture of an object from the side
Alfred Wegner The man who couldn't prove his theory of continental drift
Glossopteris Prehistoric fern fossil found in India and Antarctica
Mountains What does the action of colliding tectonic plates produce?
Transform Tectonic plate boundary in which the plates slide past one another
Frost wedging A physical way in which water can break apart rocks
Mid Atlantic Ridge A crustal feature formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean by a divergent boundary
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