Earth's Atmospheric Layers and Geosphere Quiz

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Who discovered the Lehmann discontinuity in 1936?

Inge Lehmann

What does the Lehmann discontinuity separate?

Inner core from outer core

What is the total amount of water found on Earth known as?


What drives the water cycle on Earth?

Solar energy

Where do seismic waves travel through to reach the Earth's core?


Which form of precipitation can lead to the formation of glaciers?


What is the primary composition of the Earth's crust?

Silicate minerals

Which layer of the Earth is characterized by p-waves and s-waves travelling through it?


What type of wave slowly travels only through solids in Earth's interior?


Which boundary separates the Earth's crust from the mantle?

Mohorovičić discontinuity

What type of scientist studies the geosphere's internal structure and surface features?


Which of the following is NOT a component of the Earth's mantle?

Iron and nickel

What is the Mohorovicic discontinuity?

The boundary between the crust and the mantle

Which element is NOT commonly found in the Earth's crust?


What makes the asthenosphere unique from other parts of the mantle?

It can flow like a liquid due to extreme temperature and pressure

Who discovered the Mohorovicic discontinuity and in what year?

Andrija Mohorovicic in 1909

What percentage of Earth's total volume does the mantle make up?


What is the primary reason for the formation of faults in the crust?

Flow of molten rocks from the mantle

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