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1

Which theory helps explain why there is a stronger frequency of earth quakes around the
ring of fire?

the theory of plate tectonics

2

List the five parts of the earth system

Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Lithosphere

3

List one way that each part of the earth system might respond to an earth quake.

Atmosphere: Release of gases into atmosphere
Biosphere: loss of organismal life, erratic behaviour Hydrosphere: tsunamis
Cryosphere: cracking and fragmentation of glaciers Lithosphere: cracks and shifting of the earth crust

4

Geology is the science that pursues understanding of

Planet Earth

5

In geo-analytical science, what does “AMS” stand for?

accelerator mass spectrometer

6

Geodynamics investigate processes such as:

mountain building

7

The hydrosphere includes:

All water in and on the planet, usually referring to liquid

8

The lithosphere is:

The rigid ‘rocky’ part of the earth

9

Describe 5 ways that a geologic structure can be viewed as analogous to a bridge.

What is it made of, Longevity, How it is put together, why it degrades, mechanics behind its functionality

10

Seismology is the study of __

earthquakes