SECTION III: The Hydrosphere
Week 15,  The Internal Processes
 
 



Reading Assignment:  Chapter 14
 The Internal Processes


Unit (Chapter) Plan:
Contents 
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Activities 
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Abilities Acquired
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Contents (course topics):

The Impact of Internal Processes on the Landscape
From Rigid Earth to Plate Tectonics
    Isostasy
    Continental Drift
Plate Tectonics
    The Evidence
    Plate Boundaries
    The Rearrangement
    Modifications to the Original Theory
    The Questions
Vulcanism
    Volcanism
    Volcanic Hazards
    Intrusive Vulcanism
Diastrophism
Folding
Faulting
    Types of Faults
    Prominent Faulted Landforms
The Complexities of Crustal Configuration
People and the Environment: The Pacific Ring of Fire
Focus:
    Earthquakes
 

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Activities (things you must do):
Read Chapter 15 of your textbook
 
Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- Identify 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 .
4.- Write the name given to a simple symmetrical downfold in folded terrains.
5.- List four types of geological faults.
6.-  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.
8.- Identify 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.
10.- Give the total length of the  world system of interconnected ocean bottom ridges.
11.- Identify the investigator that propounded the first comprehensive theory of continental drift.
12.- Give the name used to call the deformation of the Earth's crust.
13.- Give the number assigned on the Richter scale to "very large" earthquakes.
14.- Identified the name given to volcanic activity that takes place deep under the crust.
15.- Give the name assigned to the vast accumulations of lava which are evidence of former surface volcanic activity.
16.- Identify what the term Pacific "ring of fire" refers to
17.- List four  intrusive volcanic landform?
18.-Identify, in terms of plate tectonics, the plate of which India is a part of.
19.- Write the name given to a  simple symmetrical upfold.
20.- Name the structure that makes the Appalachian Mountains are famous.
21.- Identify the name given to an uplift of a block of land between two parallel faults.
22.- Identify the present day movement of the North American and Eurasian plates in relation to each other.
23.- Name the structure that east face of the Sierra Nevada represents an excellent example of.
24.- Name the plate boundaries that are likely to make island arcs.
25.- Give the property that largely determines the nature of a volcanic eruption.
 
 

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