Unformatted text preview: continents by bodies of water, mountain ranges, and isthmuses. • Ocean- Artic, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern Ocean. Pacific is largest. All salty. • Current- Circulates due to water density, water temperature, and wind. • Crust- Uppermost part. Continental and oceanic. Oceanic crusts exists under the ocean’s waters. Continental crust is dry land. • Mantle- Upper (lithospheric) and lower mantle (asthenosphere). Uppermost part of the upper mantle plus the crust (oceanic and continental) is called the lithosphere. Lithosphere is the surface of the Earth that cracks and moves during Earthquakes. • Core- Mostly iron. Consists of solid inner core and liquid outer core. Outer core takes up more volume than inner core....
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course GEOL 460:100 taught by Professor Lepre during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.
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