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Textbook: Deciphering Earth History: A Laboratory Manual With Internet Exercises
Edition: 4
Author: Robert A. Gastaldo; Charles E. Savrda; Ronald D. Lewis
ISBN: 9780898923162

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aphelion

    The place in the orbit of a planet where the planet is farthest from the Sun.

  • Continental (c) air mass

    An air mass that forms over land; it is normally relatively dry.

  • Dark matter

    Undetected matter that is thought to exist in great quantities in the universe.

  • Drainage basin

    The land area that contributes water to a stream.

  • Focal length

    The distance from the lens to the point where it focuses parallel rays of light.

  • Fumarole

    A vent in a volcanic area from which fumes or gases escape.

  • Geologic time scale

    The division of Earth history into blocks of time—eons, eras, periods, and epochs. The time scale was created using relative dating principles.

  • Geosphere

    The solid Earth, the largest of Earth’s four major spheres.

  • Graded bed

    A sediment layer that is characterized by a decrease in sediment size from bottom to top.

  • Intrusive

    Igneous rock that formed below Earth’s surface.

  • Isotope

    Varieties of the same element that have different mass numbers; their nuclei contain the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.

  • Obsidian

    A volcanic glass of felsic composition.

  • Oceanography

    The scientific study of the oceans and oceanic phenomena.

  • Offshore zone

    The relatively flat submerged zone that extends from the breaker line to the edge of the continental shelf.

  • Partial melting

    The process by which most igneous rocks melt. Since individual minerals have different melting points, most igneous rocks melt over a temperature range of a few hundred degrees. If the liquid is squeezed out after some melting has occurred, a melt with a higher silica content results.

  • Plane of the ecliptic

    The imaginary plane that connects Earth’s orbit with the celestial sphere.

  • Pressure tendency

    The nature of the change in atmospheric pressure over the past several hours. It can be a useful aid in short range weather prediction.

  • Spicule

    A narrow jet of rising material in the solar chromosphere.

  • Subsoil

    A term applied to the B horizon of a soil profile.

  • Sun are striking either the

    Tropic of Cancer or the Tropic of Capricorn. Solstice represents the longest or shortest day (length of daylight) of the year.