Essay #7: Volcanic Activity
What are the key terms related to activity?
Magma- molten rock inside the earth.
Lava- Molten rock outside the earth.
Viscosity-the measurement of the fluidity of a substan
Chapter 10: Coastal Hazards: Coastal Erosion and Hurricanes
What are some of the basic terms with respect to Coastal Erosion and Hurricanes?
Coastal erosion- erosion of the materials that are on the coast
Essay #4: Rivers and Flooding
What are some of the basic term and definitions that relate to rivers and flooding?
Floodplain- the flat surface adjacent to the river channel that is periodically inundated by fl
Chapter 15: Energy Resources
What are some the major terms surrounding energy resources?
Peak oil- term for when half of the earths oil has been extracted and used.
Fossil fuels- energy that is derived from organic mat
Essay #6: Earthquakes and Related Phenomena
What are some of the key terms regarding to earthquakes?
Epicenter- is the location on the earths surface on top of where the rocks rupture.
Essay #2 Earth Process and Materials
How are distinct types of rocks used in modern society?
The different types of rocks and minerals that are found in the earth are used in diverse fashions. Quartz i
Essay #3 :Soils and Environment
What are some of the key terms used to classify a particular soil?
Soil Color- Soil Texture- Soil Structure
Soil Fertility- Capacity of a soil to supply the nutrients needed for
How have these subcycles specifically impacted human existence in the past?
The tectonic cycle has influenced human existence in the past because it is what determined the
space between continents and certain places since before recorded hi
Essay #9: Water Resources
What are the some of the terms that relate to water systems and uses?
Drainage basin-an area of land that contributes water to a particular stream or river.
What are some of the main terms with respect to Water Pollution and Treatment?
Water pollution- degradation of water quality through biological, chemical, physical processes.
Essay #11: Waste Management
What are the keys issues surrounding nuclear power?
Nuclear power is a recent development in society, however, it can negatively effect life near the nuclear sit
Material from Quiz 7
1. Volcanoes that erupt basaltic lavas:
a. produce large shield volcanoes
2. Volcanoes that erupt andesitic lavas:
b. may erupt explosively
3. A volcanic mudflow called lahar is:
c. formed when hot ash melts snow on a volcano