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Rocks: records of geologic processes 4 (the rock cycle - end)
In what year did the first presentation on the rock cycle occur?
Who was the first scientist to present the concept of the rock cycle formally?
c. James Hutton
The Rock Cycle
b. describes how one type of rock becomes either of the two other types
4. James Hutton called the melting of rock into magma
a. plutonic episode
The current term for extrusive igneous rock is
The current term for intrusive igneous rock is
By what process do techtonic plates collide an uplift to form mountains?
Subsidence is the
d. sinking of the Earth's crust
Which of the following processes affects all three types of rocks during the rock cycle?
The major force behind the rock cycle is
e. plate tectonics
Seafloor spreasing occurs at
d. divergent boundaries
Volcanoes qualify most specifically as
c. mantle plumes
Most of the debris and sediment transported by erosion
d. are transported by the wind
In order for igneous rock to become sedimentary rock, it must
e. uplift, then weather and erode
Which of the following conditions is best suited for metamorphosis?
a. 11km below the surface, 325