Obscure Earth Science Word of the Day Contributions

Now that Windows to the Universe has moved to NESTA, the website redesign team is working away and coming up with some fun ideas to engage people interested in the Earth and Space Sciences, as well as to provide resources for educators (in the classroom, and elsewhere). One of the new elements we are developing will be a section of the website dedicated to an Earth and Space Science "Word of the Day".

We would like you, as a member of NESTA and a leading Earth and Space Science educator, to contribute your favorite few obscure Earth and Space Science words (say, three to five) to form the basis for this collection. Please don't forget to provide not only the words, but their definitions, in the following online form - please also provide your name and e-mail, so we can acknowledge your contributions!

Month: 
July
Year: 
2010
Order of appearance: 
4
Short title: 
Word of the Day
Author: 
Roberta Johnson
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