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Impact of Internal Processes on the Landscape
Rigid Earth to Plate Tectonics
Modifications to the Original Theory
Types of Faults
Prominent Faulted Landforms
Complexities of Crustal Configuration
and the Environment: The Pacific Ring of Fire
By the end
of this chapter you should be able to:
the process that maintains the hydrostatic equilibrium of the Earth's crust.
2.- Name the
process that has been identified as the cause of plate tectonics.
3.- Name the
original large continental mass containing all of the present continents
prior to separation millions of years ago .
the name given to a simple symmetrical downfold in folded terrains.
5.- List four
types of geological faults.
Identify the most Structurally complicated of the listed faults above.
7.- Give the
name assigned to the totality of materials ejected from a volcano, including
liquid material, ashes and dust.
the name given to a crustal block which is downthrown with a steep fault
scarp on either side.
9.- Name the
most widespread of all intrusive forms.
the total length of the world system of interconnected ocean bottom
the investigator that propounded the first comprehensive theory of continental
the name used to call the deformation of the Earth's crust.
the number assigned on the Richter scale to "very large" earthquakes.
the name given to volcanic activity that takes place deep under the crust.
the name assigned to the vast accumulations of lava which are evidence
of former surface volcanic activity.
what the term Pacific "ring of fire" refers to
four intrusive volcanic landform?
in terms of plate tectonics, the plate of which India is a part of.
the name given to a simple symmetrical upfold.
the structure that makes the Appalachian Mountains are famous.
the name given to an uplift of a block of land between two parallel faults.
the present day movement of the North American and Eurasian plates in relation
to each other.
the structure that east face of the Sierra Nevada represents an excellent
the plate boundaries that are likely to make island arcs.
the property that largely determines the nature of a volcanic eruption.