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aseismic
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Hydrology/Oceanography Word Search

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gulf stream
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science terms Word Search

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continental rise
volcano
heat
photosynthesis
ocean trench
continental shelf
pressure
metamorphic
rock
igenous
depth
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slanity
solution
waves
ocean currents

Ocean Floor Features Vocab. Crossword

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that portion of the seafloor adjacent to the continents continental margin
the gently sloping submerged portion of the continental margin, extending from the shoreline to the continental slope continental shelf
the steep gradient that leads to the deep-ocean floor and marks the seaward edge of the continental shelf continental slope
a seaward extension of a valley that was cut on the continental shelf during a time when sea level was lower submarine canyon
a down slope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension turbidity current
the gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope continental rise
area of the deep-ocean floor between the continental margin and the oceanic ridge ocean basin floor
very level area of the deep-ocean floor, usually lying at the foot of the continental rise abyssal plain
an isolated volcanic peak that rises at least 1000 meters above the deep-ocean floor seamount
"see" oceanic ridge mid-ocean ridge
the process by which plate tectonics produces new oceanic lithosphere at ocean rdges seafloor spreading

Vivacious Vocabulary Word Search

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continental crust
convergent boundary
crust
divergent boundary
evaporite
geology
igneous rock
inner core
inorganic
lithosphere
mantle
metamorphic rock
oceanic crust
organic
outer core
plasticity
rock
rock cycle
sedimentary rock
subsidence
viscosity

Chapter 10 - Plate Tectonics Crossword

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Plastic-like layer that lithospheric plates float on Asthenosphere
to come together converge
to move apart diverge
portion of Earth's crust that lies beneath ocean seafloor
theory that new seafloor is formed of magma at mid-ocean ridge seafloorspreading
one of six or seven great divisions of land continent
Wegner's hypothesis that all continents slowly drifted apart continental drift
large ancient landmass composed of all continents pangaea
theory that Ear's crust is broken into plates platetectonics
large section of Earth's crust and upper mantle that moves around on the asthenosphere plate
rigid layer made of crust adn upper mantle lithosphere
current that transfers heat from Earth's interior to upper levels convectioncurrent

Chapter 1 Plate Tectonics Crossword

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The process by which ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle subduction
When earthquakes occur they produce seismic waves
results from a force pressing on an area pressure
is the layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin crust
a layer of hot rock mantle
The uppermost part of the mantle and the crust together form a rigid layer lithosphere
lower part of the mantle [soft layer] asthenosphere
is a layer of molten metal that surrounds the inner core outer core
is a dense ball of solid metal inner core
the transfer of energy through space radiation
heat transfer within a material or between materials that are touching conduction
can be transferred by the movement of fluids-liquids or gases convection
the flow that transfers heat within a fluid convection currents
continents slowly moving across the Earth continental drift
continually adds new material to the ocean floor sea floor spreading
the lithosphere broken up into separate sections plates
states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle plate tectonics
breaks in Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other faults
the place where two plates more apart divergent boundary
the place where two plates come together convergent boundary
a place where two plates slip past each other transform boundary

Plate Tectonics and Earth Interior Crossword

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The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earth's surface. Continental Drift
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to today's continents. pangea
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the past. Fossil
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced. Mid ocean ridge
A deep valley along the ocean floor beneath which oceanic crust slowly sinks toward the mantle. deep ocean trench
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor. sea floor spreading
The process by which oceanic crust sinks benath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary. subduction
A section of the lithosphere that slowy moves over the asthenosphere, carrying pieces of continental and oceanic crust. Plate
Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during during an earthquake. Seismic Wave
The force pushing on a surface divide by the area of that surface. Pressure
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outerskin. Crust
Is a dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in ocean crust. Basal
A usually light-colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust. Granite
Layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core. Mantle
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust. Lithosphere
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats. Athenosphere
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of earth. Outer Core
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth. Inner Core
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other. Divergent Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move toward. Convergent Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions. Transform Boundary
A break in earth's crust along which rocks move. Fault
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle. Plate Tectonics
A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart. Rift Valley

Plate Tectonics Word Scramble

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asthenosphere
rift valley
continental drift
subduction
seismic waves
geosphere
lithosphere
inner core
outer core
mantle
crust
sea floor spreading
deep ocean trench
mid ocean ridge
plate tectonics

Earth Science Word Search

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alfred wegener
asthenosphere
basalt
compression
conduction
continental crust
continental drift
convection
convergent boundary
crust
deep ocean trench
direct evidence
divergent boundary
Earthquake
fossil
geology
granite
igneous
indirect evidence
inner core
lithosphere
mantle
metamorphic
mid ocean ridge
oceanic crust
outer core
pangaea
radiation
rock samples
sea floor spreading
sedimentary
seismic waves
shearing
sonar
temperature
tensional
transform boundary
Volcano

lithosphere Word Search

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pedosphere
system
thickness
currents
convection
asthenosphere
oceanic
continental
soil
rocks
outer later
inner layer
mantle
crust
lithosphere