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WHAT IS A CONTINENTAL ISLAND? Continental islands are found in shallow seas off large landmasses. They were formed when rising seas (for example, at the end of an ice age) cut off part of the land from a continent. Great Britain is an example of a continental island. 2 AN ISLAND IS BORN In November 1963, sailors saw a plume of smoke and ash rising from the sea off Iceland during an undersea volcanic eruption. A day later, as the eruption continued, lava broke the surface to form land. The new island was named Surtsey, after the Norse god of fire.

Polar easterlies Westerlies Trade winds In each cell, warm air rises from below, then cool air blows in to take its place Equator Trade winds Westerlies Polar easterlies WHY DO WINDS BLOW? Winds are caused when the Sun heats air masses in different parts of the world unevenly. Air warmed by the Sun becomes less dense, or lighter, and rises. This creates an area of low pressure where there is less air pressing down on Earth. Because air always flows from a region of high pressure to one of low pressure, cooler air flows in to fill the space left by the rising air.

Seismologists study earthquakes and try to predict where they will strike. Geologists study rocks and help to locate useful minerals. HOW DO EARTH SCIENTISTS WORK? Earth scientists mainly work “in the field”—climbing mountains, exploring the seabed, crawling through caves, or wading in swamps. They measure and collect samples (such as rocks or river water), then they record their findings on charts and maps. e. Earth sciences EXTREME CONDITIONS 3 Volcanologists study volcanic eruptions at close quarters, wearing tough suits and helmets to protect them from the heat and deadly fumes.

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