Geology Final Exam Study Guide
Causes of Earthquakes
o Faults fracture movement (caused by compression, tension, or shear)
o Nuclear test
o Deep drilling injection fluids
o Volcanic eruptions earthquakes are prior signal
Geology: Minerals, Physical Properties, Atoms, Bonds
Rocks- composed minerals
Minerals- composed of atoms
o Specific composition- chemically,
o Specific arrangement- atoms (x-rays)
o Naturally formed
Cool magma and lava
Geo 1121 Exam 2 Study Guide
What is a volcano?
An erupting vent through which molten rock surfaces.
A mountain built from magmatic eruptions.
Volcanoes are caused by tectonic activity.
The products of volcanic eruption take three forms:
Exam 3 Study Guide
Chapter 9 Deformation and Mountain Building
Mountains frequently occur in elongate, linear belts.
Mountains are constructed by tectonic plate interactions in a process called orogenesis.
Mountains are born and have a finite l
GEO 1121 Study Guide (1st Exam), Fall 2015
N. Steno principles of original horizontality, lateral continuity, and superposition
J. Hutton principle of uniformitarianism (present is the key to the past)
W. Smith faunal succession
C. Lyell comp