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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Define and distinguish (a) continental crust and oceanic crust, and (b) the lithosphere and asthenosphere.

a)

To determine

The differences between the continental crust and oceanic crust.

Explanation

Crust is the solid outer face of the Earth, which consists of vast variety of rock types. When compared to the core and mantle, the density of crust is considerably less. Crust is also thin compared to the thickness of core and mantle. Crust has two section, oceanic crust and continental crust.

Oceanic crust has only few kilometers in thickness and is composed of basalt, a dark colored iron-rich rock having high silica, and magnesium content...

b)

To determine

The differences between the lithosphere and asthenosphere.

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