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Unformatted text preview: 5c. Why do almost all geologists believe in Plate tectonics (very similar to continental drift) today? 6. What happens when a westward moving ocean plate collides with an eastward moving continental plate? 7. If the average mantle is below the melting temperature, how is magma produced at mid-ocean ridges, subduction zones, and hot spots? 8. What happens to a magma as it moves through the crust from when it is produced in the mantle until it erupts at the surface? 9a. What are the most dangerous volcanic products? Why? 9b. What are the most dangerous types of volcanic eruptions? Why? 10a. How do we classify rocks? (Think about the three main groups and the major subdivisions within each group) 10b. Why is rock classification more flexible than mineral classification?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GEOL 111 taught by Professor Naslund during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.
- Spring '08