19 terms

earth's physical environment 2

active volcano
a volcano that is either currently erupting or may soon erupt
cinder cone volcano
a steep,cone-shaped hill or small mountain made of volcanic ash and cinders piled up around a volcano`s opening
living things that come into an area to eat and to live after a disaster
composite volcano
these tall volcanoes may erupt on and off for as long as a million years,a tall,cone-shaped mountain in which layers of lava alternate with layers of ash and other volcanic materials
domant volcano
a volcano that has erupted in historical times,but is now quiet
the point on earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
a crack in the earth's crust where rocks on one side can move in relation to rock on the other side
hot,melted rock that flows onto earth's surface through openings of a volcano
magma chamber
an underground pool that holds magma,below a volcano
hot,melted rock inside the earth
pushing force
ring of fire
a giant ring of volcanoes that surronds the pacific plate
a scientific instrument that detects movement or vibrations in the earth's crust
shield volcano
a wide, gently sloping, dome-shaped mountain made of layers of lava and formed by quiet eruptions
the sliding of one plate under another
a plant or animal that has lived through a disaster in a paticular area
tectonic plate
solid sections of rock that float and are constantly moving on earth's molten mantle
a crack in the mountain of a volcano
violent eruption
a volcano where pressure builds up and explodes with incredible force