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The Grand Ridge reaches height of how many metres at the Blue Mountain Rocks?
2256 metres.
A geology map shows what?
the major types of rocks.
What is a fault?
a crack in the earth's surface along which movement of land takes place.
How does a Earthquake occur?
when there is sudden movement along a fault.
Name 3 major faults in Jamaica.
Spur Tree, Mount Diablo, Santa Cruz, Yallahs, Plantain Garden and Wagwater.
Over how many percent of land in Jamaica is hillside or mountain slope.
over 80%.
What is a watershed?
the area of land from which water drains into rivers.
What is a water table?
the surface of water-filled soil underground.
About how much percent of Jamaica's land surface is limestone.
70%.
Give 1 characteristics of limestone?
it may contain fossils.
What is a fossil?
the remains of plants and animals preserved in the rock.
What is chemical weathering?
when the carbonic acid in the rain water dissolves the calcium carbonate in the limestone rock.
What is karst scenery?
uneven landscape.
What is weather?
the state of the atmosphere over short periods of time.
What is climate?
the condition of the atmosphere over a long period of time.
The Grand Ridge reaches height of how many metres at the Blue Mountain Rocks?
2256 metres.
A geology map shows what?
the major types of rocks.
What is a fault?
a crack in the earth's surface along which movement of land takes place.
How does a Earthquake occur?
when there is sudden movement along a fault.
Name 3 major faults in Jamaica.
Spur Tree, Mount Diablo, Santa Cruz, Yallahs, Plantain Garden and Wagwater.
Over how many percent of land in Jamaica is hillside or mountain slope.
over 80%.
What is a watershed?
the area of land from which water drains into rivers.
What is a water table?
the surface of water-filled soil underground.
About how much percent of Jamaica's land surface is limestone.
70%.
Give 1 characteristics of limestone?
it may contain fossils.
What is a fossil?
the remains of plants and animals preserved in the rock.
What is chemical weathering?
when the carbonic acid in the rain water dissolves the calcium carbonate in the limestone rock.
What is karst scenery?
uneven landscape.
What is weather?
the state of the atmosphere over short periods of time.
What is climate?
the condition of the atmosphere over a long period of time.