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What is convection in geology?

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What is convection in geology?

Geology:

While we may think of geology as the study of rocks, geology also deals with the formation and ongoing formative processes of the planet. This includes the movement of tectonic plates, the composition of the Earth's mantle and core, and how weathering and erosion change the physical features of the planet.

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In geology, convection is referred to as the movement pattern of heated rock within the Earth. Hotter rock expands and moves upward while cooler rocks...

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