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DescriptionTerm
atoms that differ in atomic mass number, but not in atomic number; same kinds of atoms with different numbers of neutrons
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the focus of an earthquake
the top of a wave
water beneath the Earth's surface
a metamorphic rock composed largely of calcite; the metamorphic equivalent of limestone
heat transport without the intervention of matter, as in the transport of heat from the Sun to the Earth
DescriptionTerm
lies half way between the north and south magnetic poles
a commonly used measure of earthquake magnitude, based on a logarithmic scale; recorded on a seismograph
multi-sided form of a mineral bounded by planar growth surfaces, that is the outward expression of the ordered arrangement of atoms within it
provides a positive charge in the nucleus of an atom; has approximately the same mass of a neutron
a zone in the Earth between 400 and 670 km below the surface separating the upper mantle from the lower mantle
the smallest unit of matter that has the chemical and physical properties of a particular chemical compound
DescriptionTerm
a division of geologic time next smaller than the eon and larger than a period.
the surface of rock rupture along which there has been differential movement of the rock on either side.
a geologic time scale unit less than an era and greater than an epoch
a supercontinent that existed form about 300 to 200 million years ago, and included most of the continental crust of the 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
building blocks of matter
DescriptionTerm
a fine-grained silica-rich igneous rock; the extrusive equivalent of granite
a thick brown to black viscous organic liquid, too thick to migrate easily through most porous sediment
the point on the Earth's surface where a magnetic needle points vertically downward or vertically upward
heat extracted from the Earth for use as a power source
an inorganic solid in which there is no crystalline structure
the distance between two successive wave crests or troughs
DescriptionTerm
E=mc2
a unit of pressure, equal to 1/100,000 of a bar
a sandy bar built out form the land into a body of water
a small ice sheet
the science that deals with the study of the planet Earth
a particle in the nucleus of an atom, which is without electrical charge and with approximately the same mass as a proton
DescriptionTerm
the bottom of a wave
a fundamental unit of matter; negatively charged and disposed in a cloud surrounding the nucleus of an atom
molten rock that flows at the Earth's surface
a division of geologic time shorter than a period
a measure of the ability of a material to conduct heat

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