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Wheathering The process of rock being naturally broken into smaller pieces either physically or chemically
Erosion When weathered rocks are removed and transported else where
condensation The process of cloud vapour becoming falling rain
Precipitation The process of raining which can in the form hail, sleet or snow
Evaporation When water is evaporated into the coluds and go fromliquid to gas
Transform When two plates scrape up against each other, causing great amounts of frictionand possibly earthquakes
Converging When two plates collide and can possibly form mountains
Diverging When two plates separate and trenches may be formed.
Mantle plume A rising column of molten lava, causing intense and localised volcanism which can also cause a series of small islands
Continental drift When all of the earths continents were connected to form one big continent called Pangea.
Epicenter The geographic point on the earths surface directly above the focus point
Focus The point beneath the earths surface where the slip begins
Seismograph An instrument used to measure seismic waves that earthquakes generate
Richter scale An instrument used to measure the size of an earthquake
Physical weathering Rock being broken up without the minerals in it changing
Chemical weathering When the minerals are changedby chemical reaction
Convection current Circuler currents inside the earths mantle and crust
Subduction Force of gravity pulls the heavier tectonic plate down and forces the lighter one above
Created by: harveyr