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Dating History
Weather
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Oceanography
100
The density of an object that has a mass of 20 and a volume of 10.
What is 2
100
When examining layers of undisturbed sedimentary rock, the youngest rock is always found here
What is the top
100
The layer of the atmosphere that you live in
What is the troposphere
100
The tool that is used to collect and measure precipitation
What is a rain gauge
100
The area where fresh water meets salt water; the chesapeake bay is the largest in the world
What is an estuary
200
The type of variable that is you change in an experiment.
What is the independent variable
200
The type of fossil created when an organism leaves behind an imprint of a part of its body, which later becomes rock
What is a mold
200
The temperature at which the water in the atmosphere begins to condense
What is the dew point
200
The tool that is used to measure wind direction
What is a weather vane or wind sock
200
The gently sloping part of the continent that is under shallow water; what you stand on at the beach
What is the continental shelf
300
Zero degrees latitude is known as this
What is the equator
300
The type of cross-cutting relationship that is created when molten rock intrudes into layers of sedimentary rock
What is igneous intrusion
300
The type of weather front that brings the strongest winds and most precipitation
What is an occluded front
300
The tool that is used to measure atmospheric pressure
What is a barometer
300
A flat stretch of the deep ocean around the margins of the continents. This is typically known as the ocean floor.
What is the abyssal plain
400
The type of variable that is measured in the experiment
What is the dependent variable
400
The type of fossil that you get when you find the remains of an organism, such as a bone or skeleton
What are original remains
400
A type of breeze created when the warm air over land is pushed up by cooler air coming in from the water creating a convection current; this happens during the day.
What is a sea breeze
400
The tool that is used to measure humidity in the air
What is a psychrometer
400
The deepest part of the ocean which occurs at a subduction zone
What is a trench
500
Zero degrees longitude is known as this
What is the Prime Merdian
500
This event ended the Mesozoic era by killing the dinosaurs.
What is an asteroid impact
500
The effect that explains how wind direction changes; it explains why wind and water move in a straight line but appear to curve due to the shape of the planet
What is the Coriolis effect
500
The tool that helps measure wind speed
What is an anemometer
500
The zone of steeply sloped sea floor leading from the continental shelf towards the ocean bottom.
What is the continental slope
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