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the top of a wave
lies half way between the north and south magnetic poles
building blocks of matter
the bottom of a wave
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 measure of the ability of a material to conduct heat
a sandy bar built out form the land into a body of water
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the focus of an earthquake
provides a positive charge in the nucleus of an atom; has approximately the same mass of a neutron
a unit of pressure, equal to 1/100,000 of a bar
heat transport without the intervention of matter, as in the transport of heat from the Sun to the Earth
the science that deals with the study of the planet Earth
the point on the Earth's surface where a magnetic needle points vertically downward or vertically upward
water beneath the Earth's surface
a commonly used measure of earthquake magnitude, based on a logarithmic scale; recorded on a seismograph
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.
a fundamental unit of matter; negatively charged and disposed in a cloud surrounding the nucleus of an atom
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 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
a division of geologic time shorter than a period
a metamorphic rock composed largely of calcite; the metamorphic equivalent of limestone
a geologic time scale unit less than an era and greater than an epoch
heat extracted from the Earth for use as a power source
atoms that differ in atomic mass number, but not in atomic number; same kinds of atoms with different numbers of neutrons
the distance between two successive wave crests or troughs
an inorganic solid in which there is no crystalline structure
a division of geologic time next smaller than the eon and larger than a period.
a small ice sheet
a supercontinent that existed form about 300 to 200 million years ago, and included most of the continental crust of the Earth
a fine-grained silica-rich igneous rock; the extrusive equivalent of granite
a particle in the nucleus of an atom, which is without electrical charge and with approximately the same mass as a proton

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