Aeolian processes Wind erosion is a major geomorphological force, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. It is also a major source of land degradation, evaporation, desertification, harmful airborne dust, and crop damage—especially after being increased far above natural rates by human activities such as deforestationurbanizationand agriculture. Deflation is divided into three categories: For example, in the Great Plainsit is estimated that soil loss due to wind erosion can be as much as times greater in drought years than in wet years.
Transition to igneous rock[ edit ] When rocks are pushed deep under the Earth 's surface, they may melt into magma. If the conditions no longer exist for the magma to stay in its liquid state, it cools and solidifies into an igneous rock. A rock that cools within the Earth is called intrusive or plutonic and cools very slowly, producing a coarse-grained texture such as the rock granite.
As a result of volcanic activity, magma which is called lava when it reaches Earth's surface may cool very rapidly while being on the Earth's surface exposed to the atmosphere and are called extrusive or volcanic rocks. These rocks are fine-grained and sometimes cool so rapidly that no crystals can form and result in a natural glasssuch as obsidianhowever the most common fine grained rock would be known as basalt.
Any of the three main types of rocks igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks can melt into magma and cool into igneous rocks. Secondary changes[ edit ] Epigenetic change secondary processes occurring at low temperatures and low pressures may be arranged under a Erosion reference of headings, each of which is typical of a group of rocks or rock-forming minerals, though usually more than one of these alterations is in progress in the same rock.
Silicificationthe replacement of the minerals by crystalline or crypto-crystalline silica, is most common in felsic rocks, such as rhyolitebut is also found in serpentine, Erosion reference. Kaolinization is the decomposition of the feldsparswhich are the most common minerals in igneous rocks, into kaolin along with quartz and other clay minerals ; it is best shown by granites and syenites.
Serpentinization is the alteration of olivine to serpentine with magnetite ; it is typical of peridotitesbut occurs in most of the mafic rocks.
In uralitizationsecondary hornblende replaces augite ; chloritization is the alteration of augite biotite or hornblende to chloriteand is seen in many diabasesdiorites and greenstones.
impingement - Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions. Erosion, removal of surface material from Earth’s crust, primarily soil and rock debris, and the transportation of the eroded materials by natural agencies (such as water or . Erosion is a natural process in which rocks or soil are moved from one location to another by wind or water. Material may move through erosion for distances ranging from a few feet to thousands of miles.
Epidotization occurs also in rocks of this group, and consists in the development of epidote from biotite, hornblende, augite or plagioclase feldspar.
Transition to metamorphic rock[ edit ] This diamond is a mineral from within an igneous or metamorphic rock that formed at high temperature and pressure. Rocks exposed to high temperatures and pressures can be changed physically or chemically to form a different rock, called metamorphic.
Regional metamorphism refers to the effects on large masses of rocks over a wide area, typically associated with mountain building events within orogenic belts. These rocks commonly exhibit distinct bands of differing mineralogy and colors, called foliation. Another main type of metamorphism is caused when a body of rock comes into contact with an igneous intrusion that heats up this surrounding country rock.
Any pre-existing type of rock can be modified by the processes of metamorphism. Transition to sedimentary rock[ edit ] Rocks exposed to the atmosphere are variably unstable and subject to the processes of weathering and erosion.
Weathering and erosion break the original rock down into smaller fragments and carry away dissolved material.
This fragmented material accumulates and is buried by additional material. While an individual grain of sand is still a member of the class of rock it was formed from, a rock made up of such grains fused together is sedimentary.
Sedimentary rocks can be formed from the lithification of these buried smaller fragments clastic sedimentary rockthe accumulation and lithification of material generated by living organisms biogenic sedimentary rock - fossilsor lithification of chemically precipitated material from a mineral bearing solution due to evaporation precipitate sedimentary rock.
Clastic rocks can be formed from fragments broken apart from larger rocks of any type, due to processes such as erosion or from organic material, like plant remains.
Biogenic and precipitate rocks form from the deposition of minerals from chemicals dissolved from all other rock types. Forces that drive the rock cycle[ edit ] Main article: Plate Tectonics InJ.
Tuzo Wilson published an article in Nature describing the repeated opening and closing of ocean basins, in particular focusing on the current Atlantic Ocean area.
This concept, a part of the plate tectonics revolution, became known as the Wilson cycle. The Wilson cycle has had profound effects on the modern interpretation of the rock cycle as plate tectonics became recognized as the driving force for the rock cycle. Spreading ridges[ edit ] At the mid-ocean divergent boundaries new magma is produced by mantle upwelling and a shallow melting zone.
This juvenile basaltic magma is an early phase of the igneous portion of the cycle. As the tectonic plates on either side of the ridge move apart the new rock is carried away from the ridge, the interaction of heated circulating seawater through fractures starts the retrograde metamorphism of the new rock.Erosion control is the process of reducing erosion by wind and water.
Farmer s and engineer s must regularly practice erosion control. Sometimes, engineers simply install structures to physically prevent . Erosion is a natural process in which rocks or soil are moved from one location to another by wind or water.
Material may move through erosion for distances ranging from a few feet to thousands of miles. Erosion is the displacement of solids (soil, mud, rock and other particles) by the agents of wind, water or ice, by downward or down-slope movement in response to gravity or by living organisms.
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