Flashcards: Regents Vocab #2                        



                                  

The way non-crystalline minerals break
A cloud of gas and dust in space
Amount of matter per unit of volume
Unit of heat energy
Temperature at which the relative humidity is 100%
An out-of-place rock deposited by a glacier.
These values change as you go east or west
Maximum latitude on Earth
Kind of boundary at which plates slide past each other
Igneous rock with iron and magnesium
Mountain building
Plastic mantle
Area that receives no waves from an earthquake
Area of soil above the water table
Water going into the soil
Connects all points of equal elevation
Most stars fall into this category
Distortion of structure
Breaking of rock into smaller pieces
Sedimentary rock formed from organic material
Banding
High elevation - horizontal bedrock
Boundary at which plates move apart
Kind of rock which may contain fossils
Kind of rock formed from evaporating seas
The oceans, lakes, and rivers
S-waves cannot penetrate this layer
Electromagnetic waves with the shortest wavelength
Earthquake-generated sea wave
How water enters the atmosphere
Unsorted sediments
Test for the color of a powdered mineral
Water on the surface that does not infiltrate
Instrument used to determine relative humidity
These values change as you go north or south
Orbits a star
Transport of rock material
Leveling forces
Equal day. Equal night.
Only precipitation that begins as a solid
This increases as water velocity decreases
Thick, very old, and granitic
Cold, moist air mass
Method of dating organic (once living) remains
Winds rotate counterclockwise towards the center
Particles in the air on which vaport condenses
Orbits a planet
One revolution of a planet
Beginning of the universe
Hydration, carbonation, oxidation
Fracture
Nebula
Mass
Calorie
Dew point
Eratic
Longitude (also time)
90 degrees
Transform boundary
Mafic
Orogeny
Asthenosphere
Shadow zone
Zone of aeration
Infiltration
Contour line
Main sequence
Metamorphic
Weathering
Bioclastic (coal, limestone)
Metamorphic
Plateau
Divergent (mid-ocean ridge)
Sedimentary
Evaporite (sedimentary)
Hydrosphere
Outer core
Gamma rays
Tsunami
Evapotranspiration
Glacier
Streak
Runoff
Psychrometer
Latitude
Planet
Erosion
Erosion
Equinox
Snow
Deposition
Continental crust
Maritime arctic (or polar) mA or mP
Carbon 14
Cyclone (low pressure)
Condensation nuclei
Moon
Year
Big bang
Chemical weathering