Internal Structure of Earth and Plate Tectonics

Internal Structure of Earth and Plate TectonicsDefine the following terms:

asthenosphere

continental drift

convection

convergent boundary

core

crust

divergent boundary

hot spot

isostasy

lithosphere

magnetic reversal

mantle

mid-oceanic ridge

Moho

paleomagnetism

plate tectonics

seafloor spreading

seismology

spreading center

subduction zone

submarine trench

transform boundary

triple junction

Wadati – Benioff zone

Wilson Cycle

What are the major differences between the inner and outer cores of Earth?

How are the major properties of the lithosphere different from those of the asthenosphere?

What are the three major types of plate boundaries?

What are the major processes that are thought to produce Earth’s magnetic field?

What are hot spots?

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