Geology Study Guide 1

Geology Study Guide 1 - Geology Study Guide: Test #1 Intro...

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Geology Study Guide: Test #1 Intro to Geology, Tectonics, and Minerals INTRODUCTION: Terms- Catastrophism Uniformitarianism James Hutton Age of Earth Oldest Rocks on Earth Geologic Time Scale Crust Chemically Oceanic/continental plates Basalt/many kinds of rock Lithosphere Crust and upper part of mantle Asthensophere Below lithosphere, weaker, small amount of melting Mantle Chemically Lithosphere and asthenosphere Mesosphere Lower mantle Outer core Molten, iron Inner core Solid, iron Sections- The Science of Geology Historical Notes Geologic Time Earth’s Internal Structure Question(s) How is Earth’s internal structure divided based on physical (solid vs. liquid) and chemical (compositional) properties? PLATE TECTONICS: Terms- Plate tectonics Convergent boundaries Divergent boundaries Transform boundaries
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Pangea (Greek for “all lands”)
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2008 for the course GEOL 1010 taught by Professor Pranter,ma during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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