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Geology 100

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chapter 3 - study questions (without answers because we haven't covered them yet)
Geology 100
Sabreen Ata Gad
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Geology, 100, Kansas State
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Martin on Friday September 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Geology 100 at Kansas State University taught by Sabreen Ata Gad in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Geology 100 in Geology at Kansas State University.


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Date Created: 09/09/16
9/7 Chapter 3: dynamic processes shaping planet (not static) as lava cools, it moves away from volcano areas: pacific northwest: causes earthquakes; step in sea floor, ridge, cascade volcanos south America: deep basin or oceanic trench along west coast; mtn range (Andes) along west coast; east characteristics: low-relief interior; continental shelf on east South Atlantic Ocean: ridge down the middle (zig zag shape from fractures that run east to west); smooth, deep sea floor away from ridge Tibetan Plateau: highest plateau on earth Japan: continuous action; deep oceanic basins surrounding japan; curving ridges Arabian Peninsula: near the red sea; Gulf of Aden, Persian Gulf, afar region features on earth's surface: Pacific oceanic fracture zones; linear island and seamount chains(pacific); deep ocean trenches along west south America; mid ocean ridges along the Atlantic; oceanic plateaus (Indian ocean); continents; submerged ridges and island arcs; continental shelves shapes of continental edges on opposite sides of Atlantic: brazil matches up to Africa; east coast curves in, Africa curves out interpretation: continents fit together because once joined ...; scratched rocks record direction of glacial flow; glacial features indicate glaciers coming from directions that are now oceans problems with continental drift: mechanism; some geologists lack of familiarity with data from other parts around the world pattern of earthquakes lines up with edges of continental plates or belts: EQ in belts, mid ocean ridges, trenches, mtn belts, sparse in some regions, southern Eurasia, red sea and east Africa ^ also applies to volcano activity EQ, volcanism, or mountain building = tectonic activity belts of tectonic activity divide lithosphere into tectonic plates 3types of relative plate motions: move apart: divergent boundary, 2 plates moving away from each other, has to have magma source to "push apart" move towards each other: convergent boundary move horizontally past one another: transform boundary 9/9 Study Questions: 1) What ideas brought a renewed interest to the idea of continental drift? 2) The puzzle-like fit of the continents, similarity of rock types across continents, and glacial evidence all were pieces of evidence supporting Wegener's hypothesis of continental drift. What was another piece of supporting evidence? 3) Which areas on this world map are likely to be near a plate boundary? 4) What occurs at mid-ocean ridges? 5) Which feature on this figure is formed by melting of mantle above the slab? 6) On this figure of a continental collision, which continent would have had subduction-related magmatism before the collision? 7) On this map of the South Atlantic, which letter is on a transform fault? 8) How fast do plates move relative to one another? a. centimeters per year 9) This diagram shows magnetic stripes on either side of the mid-ocean ridge. How many different ages of stripes are represented in this diagram? 10) On this map of South America, which features are NOT on a plate boundary? lithosphere is stronger than asthenosphere (hot and weak; mostly solid); radioactive decay is responsible for heat (convection currents) constructive margin in oceanic divergent boundaries: forms new ocean crust as magma comes up; causes narrow trough or rift as the asthenosphere rises and melts continental rift: initial uplift from rising mantle; stretching and faulting form rift; melting forms magma; can lead to seafloor spreading and new ocean basin; ocean widens with spreading early stages of rifting along the east African rift; red sea: early stages of sea floor spreading ocean-ocean convergent boundary: the heavier tectonic plate will sink or go underneath the lighter one a plate goes down (arcs beneath the other one): subduction; along subduction zones there are deep trenches; trench is in the shape of accretionary prism ocean-continent convergent boundary: continents are light so oceanic crust submerges (no subduction of continental crust); overlying mantle melted Pacific ring of fire: subduction beneath oceanic plates = island arcs; subduction beneath continental plates = mountain belts with volcanoes


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