Flashcards - Michigan Merit Exam: Earth's Interior Structure

Flashcards - Michigan Merit Exam: Earth's Interior Structure
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Convection
Convection is the movement of groups of molecules within fluids such as liquids or gases, and within rheids
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Convection
Convection is the movement of groups of molecules within fluids such as liquids or gases, and within rheids
mafic
Mafic is an adjective describing a silicate mineral or rock that is rich in magnesium and iron, and is thus a portmanteau of magnesium and ferric
subduction zones
Subduction is a geological process that takes place at convergent boundaries of tectonic plates where one plate moves under another and is forced down into the mantle

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