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Summer
6/21, 15 hours a day, 9 hours night, summer solstice
Inner core
Iron and nickel, solid.
What happens to the daylight from June 21st to December 21st?
It decreases
Winter
12/21, 9 hours day, 15 hours night. Winter soltice
How clouds form
Cool air rises, then expands, condenses, and forms clouds. Then, precipitation occurs
Fall
9/21, 12 hours day, 12 hours night. autumn equinox
Outer core
Liquid layer, S-waves cannot penetrate.
Mantle
Plastic, non solid, magma.
Crust
Continents-granite, oceans-basalt
Aphelion
When earth is farther from the sun, the sun looks smaller.
What happens to the daylight between december 21st to June 21st?
Increases
Dynamic Equilibrium
Something being equal. A river is in a state of balance between erosion and deposition. The amount of sediments eroded is equal to the amount deposited.
Permeability
Rate at which water flows.
Asthenospehre
Magma in motion, convection currents
Capillary
The upward movement of water through the ground. Small particle soil is best for capillary movement. Water cannot move up through pebble soil.
Parihelion
When earth is closer to the sun, the sun looks bigger.
Spring
3/21, 12 hours day and night, vernal equinox
How is residual soil formed?
By the weathering of the rock below it.