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GLG111 Study Guide SPRING 2009 Earth’s Interior, see lecture notes and class handouts Define the following terms: Crust: uppermost, lightweight, brittle layer Oceanic Crust: Basalt Continental Crust: Graphite Mantle: layer beneath the crust, makes up the majority of the earth, made of peridotite Moho: -moho is a name given to a discontinuity, the boundary between the crust and the mantle Outer Core: metal alloys (iron), liquid Inner Core: solid rigid, metal alloys Lithosphere: solid rigid, cool (includes crust and upper mantle) Asthenosphere: hot, partially melted mantle beneath the lithosphere, elastic Discontinuity: abrupt change in velocity of S/P waves P-wave: primary wavc on a seismograph (move open and close) S-wave: secondary waves (move up and down) can’t pass through liquids Geothermal Gradient: The rate at which temperature increases as you travel deeper beneath Earth’s surface. Concepts to know:
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course GLG 111 taught by Professor Kuentz during the Spring '05 term at Miami University.

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