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KLS Review Earth

superposition law that states that older layers of sediment or rock are lower or at the bottom and younger layers are at the top; older layers are on bottom, younger layers are on top
relief difference in elevation between highest and lowest parts of an area
continental drift hypothesis by Wegener that states that continents were once joined together in a large, single continent called Pangaea. That continent broke apart and the continents have been drifting apart ever since.
deposition process by which sediment settles out of water or wind that is carrying it
fossil any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock
coastal plain low lying plain along the coast (along ocean) with varying elevation but that elevation is low especially when compared to an interior plain
interior plain plain away from coastal or ocean areas with flat elevation; tend to have higher elevations than coastal plains
lithosphere layer of earth that has plates; made up of crust and upper mantle
outer core only liquid layer of earth
inner core deepest layer of earth made of solid iron
mass movement any movement of rocks and sediment caused by gravity
examples of mass movement landslide, mudflows, slumps, creep
layers of earth from top crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
pressure inside earth increases as you go down
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