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Process: A magma chamber hardens under ground and formed into a pluton. The pluton is then put under pressure and pushes back against the pressure. Resulting in sheeting on the surface of the rocks.
Imaginary line. To west, water will flow to Pacific and to east, water will flow to Atlantic
Idea that edges of objects tend to weather first, therefore rounding the object
When water freezes it expands about 10% in volume. Therefore in cold climates, the most weathering and erosion is done by frost weathering. Water seeps into cracks of rocks, freezes, expands, and eventually the rock will break apart.
Chemical Sedimentary rocks
form when minerals are precipitated from a solution or left behind when a solution evaporates
when the sediments are put under pressure, the water is squeezed away. minerals are left behind. Resulting in sedimentary rocks.
Large monument in desert in Egypt for 3,000 years, moved to NYC, after 100 years very weathered by chemicals (acid rain and pollution)
is a 12-mile-wide collapsed volcanic caldera in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico.
a bulbous mass associated with an old-age volcano produced when thick lava is slowly squeezed from the vent, lava domes may act as plugs to deflect subsequent gaseous eruptions
Varying rates of weathering resulting from some rocks in an area being more resistant to weathering than others.
Erosion from wind lifting up and removing loose material, moves finer particles in the air and rolls the larger grains
a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster sandstone buttes, including the mitten rocks
Is the dark coating which is found on exposed rock surfaces in arid environments, contains magnesium
A box canyon is a small ravine or canyon with steep walls on three sides, allowing access and egress only through the mouth of the canyon. ...
forms when snow is exposed to the air, crystals get larger. Creates weak layer of snow.
the depositing of river carried sediments on the ocean floor. largest sediments are deposited closest to shore
chemical decomposition in which a compound is split into other compounds by reacting with water
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