Which one of the following statements concerning rock weathering is true?
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Why would a plume of strong silicate rock rising slowly from the mantle’s depths begin to melt as it approached the lithosphere’s base? Temperatures remain high as melting temperatures are decreased by lower pressures.
North-facing slopes (downhill direction is toward the north) are usually more moist and heavily forested than south-facing slopes in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. What is the reason for this? North-facing slopes produce about the same amount of precipitation as south-facing slopes, but north-facing slopes evaporate less moisture.
What proportion of the Earth’s outermost 10 kilometers of rock is made up of sedimentary rocks? (first percentage). Also, what proportion of the Earth’s continental region (second percentage) is covered by sedimentary rocks? 5% of the population; 75% of the population
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Which of the following statements accurately defines the process of weathering? The transfer of rock and soil is known as weathering. Gravity plays a role in weathering. The removal of materials is known as weathering. The decay of rock and surface materials is known as weathering.
Which region will frost wedging be most effective for weathering? in a moist, tropical forest with a permanently frozen subsoil in moist, mid-latitude climates in cold high desert areas
Which of the following points regarding mechanical weathering is NOT correct? Reduces the grain size of rock particles, allowing for faster chemical reactions. The formation of talus slopes is helped by weathering, which entails a substantial change in the mineral composition of the weathered material.
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Ephemeral streams are described by which of the following statements? Ephemeral streams are seasonal streams that only flow at certain times of the year. Ephemeral streams are devoid of any life. In the desert, ephemeral streams run all the time. Ephemeral streams in the desert depend on groundwater to keep flowing all year. Ephemeral streams are streams that flow through deserts but originate outside of them.
Which of the following best describes the western United States’ Basin and Range region? a large area characterized by large mountains and rivers that reach the Pacific Coast a region with alternating mountains and basins formed by reverse faulting a region with alternating mountains and basins produced by standard faulting a large area characterized by large mountains and rivers that reach the Pacific Coast a humid climate region with alternating mountains and basins; a region created by tectonic extension with perennial rivers and extensive channel networks
What is another landform found in the Basin and Range Province, apart from the ones you heard about in the video? sloping hills with vegetation drainage systems that are integrated lakes that are really large Streams that are perennial dunes of sand
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) requested that the National Research Council (NRC) convene a committee to discuss challenges and opportunities in Earth surface processes, prompted by increasing awareness of the significance and relevance of research in these fields. Three tasks related to Earth surface processes in the sense of both science and societal problems were assigned to the committee:
The analysis of the shape, physical properties, structure, function, and evolution of Earth’s surface, a complex interface where physical, chemical, biological, and human processes trigger and are influenced by forcings in the Earth system, with impact-feedback loops that occur over a broad range of temporal and spatial scales, is referred to as Earth surface processes in this article. This study identifies nine grand scientific challenges (Chapter 2) that represent compelling research directions in Earth surface processes, and proposes four new, high-priority research initiatives to change and improve the field in order to meet the challenges (Chapter 3). The programs are intended to satisfy the increasing demand for scientific knowledge on topics such as preparation, mitigation, and response to current and potential changes in the Earth’s surface. The essence of the national support system required to fully exploit these scientific opportunities is discussed in Chapter 4.