Restless Earth

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  • Created by: Georgie'
  • Created on: 30-03-15 18:58

1. give 2 examples of issues with land use in the alps

  • roads and rail ways cheap to build and easy access
  • soil becomes stony and infertile and every 100m up it gets 1 degree cooler so hard for growing crops
  • soil becomes less stony and there is lots of flat land for farming
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2. what is a phyroclastic flow

  • magma chamber and earths crust
  • horizontal eruption of ash gas and volcanic bombs that can travel 200km per hour
  • eruption of lava
  • ash flow

3. oceanic crust is older than continental crust

  • False
  • True
  • Not sure

4. give 4 advantages of living near a volcano

  • loss of life, buildings destroyed, damage, visit geysers in iceland
  • fertile slopes of m.t etna grow loverly tomatoes, geothermal energy in iceland, blue lagoon spa, after lava weathers fertile soil
  • thermal waters, infertile soil, very safe, injury

5. What is the mantle

  • solid rock - 1600km thick 5500 degrees
  • soft like molten or melted rock - 2900km deep
  • Solid Rock 8-65km thick
  • mainly iron and melted rock- 2200km deep

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