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when plates move a part and the space between fills with magma, causes small scale mountains to build
plates coming together, causes uplift and large scale mountain building, can cause volcanoes to form
the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or gas, happens in the mantle and drives plat moment
a geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate
The process by which Earth's crust breaks apart, can occur within continental crust or oceanic crust
Unusually hot area in Earth's mantle that is stationary for long periods of time, where high-temperature plumes of mantle material rise toward the surface, yellowstone
the portion of Earth's crust that is usually below the oceans and not associated with continental areas, thinner and higher in density that continental crust and basaltic rather than granitic in composition
The portion of the earth's crust that primarily contains granite, is less dense than oceanic crust
Channel Island NP
off coast of California, 40 ft Arch Rock, Volcanic Islands, Island fox made the fastest come back of any endangered animal
Great Basin NP
Nevada, Wheeler Peak is the only glacier in the state, fire plays a huge role in the park, "Cold Desert"
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
Colorado, and irrigation system was put in called "Diversion Tunnel" contains the painted wall which is igneous dikes
Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP
California, "land of the Giants" requires fire for seed distribution, General Sherman is the largest living organism on the planet, biggest trees in the world
Great Smoky Mountains NP
Tennessee and NC, Cherokee lived here before trail of tears, oldest mountains in the world, Salamander capital of the world
California, Tallest trees in world, interlock roots with others, has 4 sections, national and state parks
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