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sediment transported along stream bed
deforming force
classification of metamorphic rocks is based on mineral composition and ___
safety factor < _____ means a slope is unsafe
point at which breakage in an earthquake occurs, below surface
light coloured igneous rock, rich in silica
places where plates move apart
process of loosening and moving soil
non explosive lava rich in basalt
engineering term for permeability
term for rocks transported far away form their source area
tendency to break along irregular surfaces
upward arching fold
normal fault, hanging wall moves...
deformation associated with deep crustal levels
heaviest particle a stream can erode is referred to as the stream _____
foliations are planes of ___
fastest kind of seismic waves
region of land surrounded by divides and crossed by streams
zone below water table is ___
beds that store groundwater
glacier breaks small rocks and carries them
removal of _____ may trigger mass wasting
volume of water passing a given point at a given time
plates slide past each other
compass direction of a horizontal line on a plane
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rigids segments of lithosphere
deformation with temporary change of shape
large mass of ice on land flowing due to gravity
response to deforming force
weak hot layer of mantle below lithosphere
physical or chemical changes taking place in a sediment or sedimentary rock
zone above water table
large igneous bodies formed at depth
extrusive rocks have ____ grained texture
subduction zones are formed
molten liquid rock
seismic waves generally causing most destruction
gneiss is a very _____ rock
formed by transformation of rocks under heat, pressure or chemically active fluids
very slow downslope movement
most common element in crust
naturally occurring, inorganic, solid, crystalline substance with definite chemical composition
distance of displacement along fault during earthquake
created by tributary glacier mouths, often leave awesome waterfalls
bowl shaped valleys created at head of glacier
measure of how hard earth shakes in a given location
clastic sediments classified by ____
brittle deformations occur at ____ crustal levels
preferred alignment of crystals
cold outer shell of earth
process of magma emerging through the crust as lava and cooling into volcanic rock
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downslope movement of material under influence of gravity
breaking down of rocks at earths surface
sediment transported in suspension
landscape created by groundwater dissolving sedimentary rock such as limestone
cyclical movement of water from ocean to atmosphere
formed by lithification of sediments
lowest point to which a stream can erode its channel
dragging of small rocks over other rocks, by a glacier
______ in mantle causes plate motions
angle of a plane below horizontal
strong sedimentary rocks
central theory behind most geological work
dark coloured igneous rock, low in silica
sedimentary rocks are the source for almost all fossils and ____
ridges of hill deposited at ends/margins of a glacier
formed by magma crystallization
no alignment of crystals
a fracture in the crust associated with movement of one side relative to the other
sharp, steep ridges
intrusive rocks have ______ crystals
when rock below surface is limestone ____ are common
alpine glacial valleys flooded by rising sea levels
sea level will rise approx _____ cm over next hundred years (estimated)
max amount of solid load a stream can carry is referred to as stream ____
volotile, explosive lava rich in rhyolites
tendency to break along planar surfaces

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