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World Geo Quiz
Terms in this set (18)
The water areas of the earth that include rivers oceans and lakes.
uppermost layers of the earth that includes theocrats,continents,and ocean basins.
a thin layer of gas that surrounds the earth.
the part of the earth where life exists.
part of a continent that extends out underneath the ocean.
Innermost layer of the earth made up of a super hot but solid inner core and a super hot liquid outer core.
outer layer of the earth a hard ricky shell forming earths surface.
the theory that the continents were once joined and then slowly drifted apart.
The term scientists use to describe the activities of continental drift and magma flows which create many of earths physical features.
process by which oceanic plates dive between continental plates often causing mountains to form on land.
slow process in which an oceanic plate slides under a continental plate, creating debris that can cause continents to grow outward
process by which magma wells up between oceanic plates and pushes the plates apart
a bend in layers of rock, sometimes caused by plate movement
a crack in the earth's crust
process of cracking that occurs when the folded land cannot be bent any further
The chemical and physical processes that break down rock at Earth's surface.
the movement of weathered rock and material by wind, glaciers, and moving water
regular movement of Earth's water from ocean to air to ground and back to the ocean