Flashcards in Introduction Deck (10)
Which theory helps explain why there is a stronger frequency of earth quakes around the
ring of fire?
the theory of plate tectonics
List the five parts of the earth system
Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Lithosphere
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
Geology is the science that pursues understanding of
In geo-analytical science, what does “AMS” stand for?
accelerator mass spectrometer
Geodynamics investigate processes such as:
The hydrosphere includes:
All water in and on the planet, usually referring to liquid
The lithosphere is:
The rigid ‘rocky’ part of the earth
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