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

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