Hw4 - Will Boas Homework 4 1 The article explains how the combination of tectonic plates climate and erosion shape and form mountains This

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Will Boas Homework 4 1. The article explains how the combination of tectonic plates, climate, and erosion shape and form mountains. This information gives us insight into the Earth’s history. The presence of mountains indicates that tectonic plates have collided at a boundary and rise above sea level. 2. There are numerous facts that are located in the article that support the main idea. New and up to date research has shown that climate and erosion also effect mountain forming. These processes effect strongly control the maximum height of a mountain. These processes also take enough time in that they will destroy mountain ranges entirely. 3. On the second page under the “Collision or subduction” the article states that erosion occurs faster in wetter conditions, but supports it by saying the water causes a lot of greenery to grow which acts like armor to prevent erosion. This is contradictory and unsupported. 4. There are two opposing theories regarding mountain building and climate change. The first theory is that widespread mountain building caused the Earth to cool. The presence
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course GLG F108 taught by Professor Dilek during the Fall '10 term at Miami University.

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Hw4 - Will Boas Homework 4 1 The article explains how the combination of tectonic plates climate and erosion shape and form mountains This

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