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a sandy bar built out form the land into a body of water
lies half way between the north and south magnetic poles
a fine-grained silica-rich igneous rock; the extrusive equivalent of granite
a division of geologic time shorter than a period
an inorganic solid in which there is no crystalline structure
the bottom of a wave
a geologic time scale unit less than an era and greater than an epoch
a unit of pressure, equal to 1/100,000 of a bar
heat extracted from the Earth for use as a power source
the top of a wave
the distance between two successive wave crests or troughs
a commonly used measure of earthquake magnitude, based on a logarithmic scale; recorded on a seismograph
water beneath the Earth's surface
heat transport without the intervention of matter, as in the transport of heat from the Sun to the Earth
atoms that differ in atomic mass number, but not in atomic number; same kinds of atoms with different numbers of neutrons
a particle in the nucleus of an atom, which is without electrical charge and with approximately the same mass as a proton
the science that deals with the study of the planet Earth
the generally dark, more or less stable part of the organic matter in a soil, so well decomposed that the original sources cannot be identified
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the focus of an earthquake
a thick brown to black viscous organic liquid, too thick to migrate easily through most porous sediment
the surface of rock rupture along which there has been differential movement of the rock on either side.
building blocks of matter
a measure of the ability of a material to conduct heat
a supercontinent that existed form about 300 to 200 million years ago, and included most of the continental crust of the Earth
the point on the Earth's surface where a magnetic needle points vertically downward or vertically upward
a fundamental unit of matter; negatively charged and disposed in a cloud surrounding the nucleus of an atom
a metamorphic rock composed largely of calcite; the metamorphic equivalent of limestone
a division of geologic time next smaller than the eon and larger than a period.
multi-sided form of a mineral bounded by planar growth surfaces, that is the outward expression of the ordered arrangement of atoms within it
a zone in the Earth between 400 and 670 km below the surface separating the upper mantle from the lower mantle
a small ice sheet
the smallest unit of matter that has the chemical and physical properties of a particular chemical compound
molten rock that flows at the Earth's surface
provides a positive charge in the nucleus of an atom; has approximately the same mass of a neutron

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