Cultural History Test2

Created by grantbradley13 

Upgrade to
remove ads

Uniformitarianism

are unwilling to recognize the existence of a powerful Creator, who made all things for a purpose, has at times interevened supernaturally in history, and will judge His creation at the end of time.

cataclysm

a violent upheaval or change in the earth's crust, especially a flood.

islands

landmasses surrounded by water.

continental islands

island formed when chunks of land are split off from larger continents or when a piece of land that once linked an island to the mainland is erodoed or covered by water

landform

every variation in the landscape.

Mountain Range

when many mountains appear together such as the Rocky Mountains.

Plain

are wide areas of level land.

alluvium

Rock and soil deposited by a river.

plateau

are wide areas of relatively flat land, like plains, but they rise abruptly above surrounding lands.

tributary

rivers that feed other rivers.

river system

the main river and all of its tributaries.

lake

bodies of water fully enclosed by land.

sea

are arms of the ocean partially enclosed by land.

harbor

a sheltered body of deep water next to the shore.

wetland

areas of stagnant water often referred to as bogs, swamps, moors, fens, muskegs, or marshes.

bog

are spongy areas that look dry but are covered with wet organic materials.

marsh

has visible standing water, and the main kinds of vegetation growing there are grasses and small water plants that survive with their roots submerged.

plate tectonics theory

the plates crash into and pull apart from one another, releasing energy from the earths interior and causing earthquakes and volcanoes.

fault

are deep cracks in the earth's surface where two pieces of land have moved in diffrent directions.

weathering

the breakdown of rocks by water, plant roots, temperature changes, and the formation of ice and mineral crystals.

erosion

after weathering breaks down rock into small pieces, those materials are removed by the following forms of erosion.

atmosphere

the covering of air that surrounds our planet.

lithosphere

the solid part of the earth.

hydrosphere

the water on the earth's surface.

crust

the thin outer skin.

mantle

a layer of hot, plastic material.

core

a liquid outer core and a solid inner core.

hydrologic cycle

the process of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.

climate

the typical weather in a region over a long period of time.

weather

is the atmospheric conditions of a location at a specific moment in time.

conifers

are trees that produce their seeds in a cone. grow in cold, harsh subpolar climates where most other trees cannont survive.

deciduous

lose their leaves during a particular season of the year. have flat, broad leaves and require much water and a growing season of atleast four months.

steppe

temperate grasslands.

tundra

the cold regions near the poles. support only limited vegetation.

permafrost

remains frozen year-round.(the soil)

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set