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Glossary of Earth Science Regents Review

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What do two SAME substances always have?
The same Density
As pressure _______
Density_______
1)Increases
2)Increases
As Temperature________
Density_________
1)Increases
2)Decreases
What does water do when it freezes?
Expands
What is the true shape of the Earth?
Oblate Spheroid
-it is flattened at the poles and buldges at the equator (BASICALLY SPHERE)
Where do latitude lines go?
East to West (side to side)
-EQUATOR
Where do longitude lines go
North to South (up and down)
-PRIME MERIDIAN
The closer the isolines (contour lines)____________
The STEEPER the slope
How does the Earth rotate?
On its axis from East to West
Ratation takes how long and how many degrees per hour?
24 hours
15 degrees per hour
How does the earth revolve around the sun?
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
How long does it take for the revolution of the Earth around the Sun?
365 days
In which directions does celestial objects apear to move?
EAST to WEST
Why does the moon have phases?
Because of the angle at which we view it
How long do the moons phases take?
About a MONTH
As the Earth passes celestial objects in space they apear to be going fowards or backwards?
BACKWADS (retrogade motion)
Seasons are results of what?
The tilt of the Earths Axis
Summer Solstice
-What is it known for?
-Date?
-Longest day of the year
-June 21st
Winter Solstice
-What is it known for?
-Date?
-Shortest day of the year
-December 21st
What are Equinoxes and what are there dates?
Equal day and night hours
March 21st
December 23st

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