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ESPSstudytool DylanH

This is a tool that will help me get through my ESPS final for school.

TermDefinition
Crater A hole in the ground that was caused by an explosion.
Lithosphere The crust and the upper mantle
Mantle the putty like layer of the earth where convection happens
Crust the top layer of the earth
Asthenosphere The upper layer of the earths mantle that is below the lithosphere
Mesosphere The area of earths atmosphere that were above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere
Core The center of the earth that is mostly made of melted and solid metal.
Ejecta Material that is thrown out of a crater or volcano.
Law of Superposition A law that states that any undisturbed sequence of rocks deposited in layers has a uniform way of making the higher layers younger
Meteoroids A small body in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the atmosphere
Meteorites A meteor that hits the ground after surviving its passage through the atmosphere
Comet a celestial object that has a nucleus and is covered in ice and dust.
Asteroid a small body that is orbiting the sun
Uniformitarianism A theory that changes in the earth's crust during geological history have resulted from the action of continuous and uniform process
Relative Age The science of determining the relative order of past events
Strata A series or layers of rock in the ground
Stratosphere A layer of the earths atmosphere that is above the troposphere and extends about 32 miles above the earths surface.
Thermosphere A region of the atmosphere above the mesosphere and below the height at which the atmosphere ceases to have the properties of a continuous medium
Troposphere The lowest region of the atmosphere
Albedo The proportion of the incident light or radiation that is reflected by a surface, typically that of a planet or moon.
Climate The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.
Global Warming A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earths atmosphere.
Food Chain a hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food
Food Web A system of interlocking and interdependent food chains
Ozone A colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and a powerful oxidizing properties.
Created by: Dylan Horvath