Marine science chapter 11

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inner core outer core mantle crust

going from center of earth outward the four major layers are

lithosphere

the uppermost solid portion of the mantle and the crust

sedimentary

according to the rock cycle _______ rocks from when accumulated organic and inorganic particles are compressed and cemented together

true

T or F archimedes principle relates to the structure of the earth because scientists theorize that the lithosphere floats on the asthenosphere

false

t or f isostatis equilibrium is the balance between the weight of land and the weight of water that keeps the continents from sinking into the oceans

rising or falling along a fault

when isostatic equilibirum becomes disrupted landamsses will restore the balance by

fossils coal in antarctica continents fit

evidence wegner used to support theory of continental drift are ____

mid ocean ridge rift valley

a ________ is an underwater mountain range with a ______ running through the center of it

several rigid plates floating on the asthenosphere

according to the theory of plate tectonics the lithosphere consists of

hot spot

a local rising column of magma that does not move with the plate above it

convection

the primary force that scientists cause plates to move

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