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How do Plate Tectonics affect rock cycles. Uplifting Subsidence Rift zone . Uplift. Uplift is the rising of regions of the crust to higher elevations Uplift increases rate of erosion in a rock. Subsidence. The sinking of regions of the crust to lower elevations

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How do plate tectonics affect rock cycles

How do Plate Tectonics affect rock cycles

Uplifting

Subsidence

Rift zone


Uplift
Uplift

  • Uplift is the rising of regions of the crust to higher elevations

  • Uplift increases rate of erosion in a rock


Subsidence
Subsidence

  • The sinking of regions of the crust to lower elevations

  • Leads to the formation of basins where sediment can be deposited

Erosion

Deposition


Rift zone
Rift Zone

  • An area where a set of deep cracks form.

  • Occur between plates that are pulling apart.

  • Magma can be released as the tectonic plates

    Pull apart. The magma can reach earth’s surface

    And cool forming igneous rocks.


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