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Catashropic Events

Globe A spherical model of the Earth
Map Shows the Earth on parts of it on a flat suface
Meterorologist Studies the Earth's atomsphere; monitors,studies,and forecasts the weather
Geologist Studies the history of the Earth's structre of Earth as it is recorded in rocks
Seismologist Studies monitors earthquake activity
Volcanologist studies and monitors volcanic activity
Eye Center of Hurricane
Funnel Cloud water droplets,associated with rotating column of wind and extending base of a cloud
Cyclone an area of closed circular fluid motion in the same direction of earth
Typhon A tropical storm
Vortex something regarded as a whirling mass
Hurricane a huge storm with strong wind that get up to 600 miles
Tornado a mobile distructive vortex violating roating winds
Water Vapor vapor of water
Carbon Dixoide colorless orderless gas vital to life
water cycle the cycle process by which water circulates between the earth's ocean's,atmosphere,and land
Tempature degree of intensity of heat present in a substance or object
run-off the drawing away of water or substances carried from the surface of an area
ground water water held by in soil or in a process and crevices in a rock
high pressure a condition of an atmosphere in which the pressure is above average
low pressure a condition of an atmosphere in which is below average
currents a body of water or moving air
gulf stream a warm ocean current flowing in from Mexico
coriollis effeect a whereby mass moving in a rotating sytem
upwelling a rising sea water
EL Ninio an irregularly ouccring and complex series
Salnity a total amount of disolved materieal
compression the action of compressing or being compressed. the reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) of the fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine before ignition
tension the state of being stretched tight
stress mental tension. Stresses can be external (from the environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal (illness, or from a medical procedure)
strike slip fault Strike-slip faults are vertical (or nearly vertical) fractures where the blocks have mostly moved horizontally. If the block opposite an observer looking across the fault moves to the right, the slip style is termed right lateral.
Normal fault normal fault. A geologic fault in which the hanging wall has moved downward relative to the footwall. Normal faults occur where two blocks of rock are pulled apart, as by tension. Compare reverse fault.
reverse fault A geologic fault in which the hanging wall has moved upward relative to the footwall. Reverse faults occur where two blocks of rock are forced together by compression. Compare normal fault. See Note and illustration at fault
shearing break off or cause to break off, owing to a structural strain
San Andres fault The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 1300 km through California. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, and its motion is right-lateral strike-slip
plateau an area of relatively level high ground.
hanging wall the block of rock that lies above an inclined fault or an ore body
foot wall Definition of footwall. 1 : the lower underlying wall of a vein, ore deposit, or coal seam in a mine. 2 : the lower wall of an inclined fault
anticlyne a ridge-shaped fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope downward from the crest.
sycline a trough or fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope upward from the axis.
athnosphere the upper layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere, in which there is relatively low resistance to plastic flow and convection is thought to occu
inner core The Earth's inner core is the Earth's innermost part and according to seismological studies, it is primarily a solid ball with a radius of about 1220 kilometers, or 760 miles (about 70% of the Moon's radius).
mantle mantle definition. The region of the interior of the Earth between the core (on its inner surface) and the crust (on its outer). Note: The mantle is more than two thousand miles thick and accounts for more than three-quarters of the volume of the Earth.
outer core The outer core of the Earth is a fluid layer about 2,300 km (1,400 mi) thick and composed of iron and nickel that lies above Earth's solid inner core and below its mantle. Its outer boundary lies 2,890 km (1,800 mi) beneath Earth's surface
lithosphere The lithosphere is the solid outer section of Earth, which includes Earth's crust (the "skin" of rock on the outer layer of planet Earth)
crust In geology, the crust is the outermost solid shell of a rocky planet or natural satellite, which is chemically distinct from the underlying mantle
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