Geology Glossary

Glossary of Geology Terms

Geology :

air pollution: contamination of air with substances in concentrations determined to be hazardous to human health and the environment.

canal: man-made water-way developed to carry materials.

canyon: large and narrow ravine with deep steep sides.

cape: land that extends into water; usually narrow.

Coriolis force: tendency for a freely moving object to swerve to one side as motion is refered to a set of moving axes such as the Earth. ex. winds blowing from the north tend to swing towards the right, and those blowing from the south swing left.

delta: region at the mouth of a river; this fan-shaped area is formed by eroded material carried downstream.


Last Modified: Tue, Jun 22, 1998