By: Haleigh Slayden
Weathering and Erosion
When the rock has been broken up by weathering it is ready for erosion. Erosion occurs when rocks and sediments are moved to a place by ice, water, wind or gravity. Mechanical weathering breaks up rock.
Transport & Deposition
There are three main things that occur in a river. They are erosion, transportation and deposition. They all depend on the amount of energy in the river.
Sedimentation is the tendency for particles in suspension to settle out of the fluid in which they are entrained, and come to rest against a barrier.
Compaction & Cementation
When sediments are changed into rock.
Types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water.
Burial, High Temperature & Pressure
This is a form of metamorphism.
Arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form".
The process of a metamorphic rock melting into magma.
Magma from Molten Crust & Mantle
Differences in temperature, pressure, and structural formations in the mantle and crust cause magma to form in different ways.
Hot fluid or semifluid material below or within the earth's crust from which lava and other igneous rock is formed by cooling
Intrusive Igneous Rock
This formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava
Extrusive Igneous Rock
Volcanics, form when magma makes its way to Earth's surface.