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ES: 1-6 Part 3

ES Ch. 1-6 Part 3

Question or TermAnswer or Definition
Which type of weathering involves the breaking or peeling away of rock into layers Exfoliation
What is the narrow zone of active volcanoes that encircles the Pacific basin Ring of Fire
What is the false belief that all geological processes have always proceeded at the same rate Uniformitarianism
What is the highest point of a wave Crest
What device allows oceanographers to collect water from different depths Rosette
The sandy, gently sloping underwater plain near a continent Continental Shlf
What is the lowest point of a wave Trough
Oceanographers collect water samples from the ocean depths using __?__ bottles Niskin
Gentle, rolling waves that appear even in calm weather are __?__1 Ocean swells
Halfway between the spring tides are weaker-than-normal tides called __?__ tides Neap
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