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geologist
a scientist that deals with the history of the earth and its life especially as recorded in rocks
rock
consolidated or unconsolidated solid mineral matter
continent
one of the six or seven great divisions of land on the globe
crust
the outer part of a planet, moon, or asteroid composed essentially of crystalline rocks
pressure
the action of a force against an opposing force
mantle
the part of the interior of a terrestrial planet and especially the earth that lies beneath the crust and above the central core
basalt
a dark gray to black dense to fine-grained igneous rock that consists of basic plagioclase, augite, and usually magnetite
sonar
a method or device for detecting and locating objects especially underwater by means of sound waves sent out to be reflected by the objects; also : a device for detecting the presence of a vessel (as a submarine) by the sound it emits in water
density
the quantity per unit volume, unit area, or unit length: as a : the mass of a substance per unit volume
Pangaea
hypothetical land area believed to have once connected the landmasses of the southern hemisphere with those of the northern hemisphere
fossil
preserved from a past geologic age
convection
the transfer of heat by convection
subduction
the action or process of the edge of one crustal plate descending below the edge of another
radiation
the process of emitting radiant energy in the form of waves or particles
conduction
transmission through or by means of a conductor; also : the transfer of heat through matter by communication of kinetic energy from particle to particle with no net displacement of the particles