What is a syncline?

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What is a syncline?

Tectonic Forces:

Tectonic forces are forces that occur as a result of the movement of tectonic plates, which are large slabs of rock beneath the Earth's crust that move upon a layer of molten rock below it. These forces shape much of the rock on the Earth's surface.

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A syncline is a fold of layers of rock that has a low point, and slopes upward on both sides, forming a sort of trough. It is formed when rock is...

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Geological Folds: Definition, Causes & Types

from Earth Science 101: Earth Science

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