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Geo Test

TermDefinition
Dyke It is made when magma moves upwards towards the surface cool and solidified.
Sill Is formed when magma lies along the bedding planes of sedimentary .
Laccolith The result of large amounts of magma moving between bedding planes and causing overlying reek
Denduation The laying bare of underlying rocks by the process of weathering transport and erosion.
Weathering Is the gradual breakdown of rocks or decay of rocks in situ.
Erosion The removal of land surface by wind , water or ice.
Mass wasting Is the downhill movement of soil and rock under the influence of gravity.
Deposition The dropping off of material which has been picked up and transported by wind, water or ice.
Regolith It contained to Greek words rhegas"blanket" lithos"rock" is the layer of weathered broken and unsolid rock which which forms at the Earths surface.
There are three important types of weathering Frost action/Freeze thaw Temperature change Pressure release
Diural range The highest or lowest temperature within 24 hours
Granular disintegration Rocks that are made up of different minerals such as granite. These minerals can expand and contracts at different rates.
Batholith A large mass of intrusive igneous rock that forms from cool magma deep in the earth crust.
Created by: Neisha Baee