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

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Created Dec 20, 2010ReportNominate
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