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Class 6a: Introduction to landforms or What goes up must come down. Landform processes. “The summit of Mt. Everest is marine limestone” (McPhee) Tectonic forces (uplift) Gradational processes. Landform processes. Geomorphology What? Where? Why? So what? . How old is the Earth?.

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landform processes
Landform processes
  • “The summit of Mt. Everest is marine limestone” (McPhee)
  • Tectonic forces (uplift)
  • Gradational processes
landform processes3
Landform processes
  • Geomorphology
  • What?
  • Where?
  • Why?
  • So what?
earth s layers crust
Earth’s layers: crust
  • “Earth scientists are like dermatologists”
rock cycle
Rock cycle
  • What's a rock?
  • What's a mineral?
igneous rocks
Igneous rocks
  • “Made from fire”
  • Extrusive:
  • Intrusive: from cooled magma
sedimentary rocks
Sedimentary rocks
  • Formed from sediment
metamorphic rocks
Metamorphic rocks
  • Formed from igneous or sedimentary rocks
continental shields
Continental shields
  • Shields: continental cores that haven't changed much
motion of the plates
Motion of the plates
  • Divergence: plates moving apart
  • Transform: slip-strike
motion of the plates17
Motion of the plates
  • Convergence: plates moving together
  • Ocean-ocean
  • Land-land collisions
terranes
Terranes
  • Terranes:Bits of continents or islands "docking" with each other
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