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unit 6 lesson 2

Weathering wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air.
Erosion the process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents.
Deposition the action of deposing someone, especially a monarch. the process of giving sworn evidence. a formal, usually written, statement to be used as evidence.
Sedimentary rock Sedimentary rocks are types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water.
Igneous rock Igneous rock (derived from the Latin word ignis meaning fire) is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic. Igneous rock is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava.
Metamorphic rock Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form"
Rock cycle an idealized cycle of processes undergone by rocks in the earth's crust, involving igneous intrusion, uplift, erosion, transportation, deposition as sedimentary rock, metamorphism, remelting, and further igneous intrusion.
Uplift elevate or stimulate (someone) morally or spiritually.
Subsidence the gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land.
Rift zone A rift zone is a feature of some volcanoes, especially the shield volcanoes of Hawaii, in which a linear series of fissures in the volcanic edifice allows lava to be erupted from the volcano's flank instead of from its summit. ...
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