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Key Ideas for Exam 4 Metamorphic grades Metamorphic environments Characteristics of meta rocks Locations of mountain building Life cycle of a mountain Isostasy Formation of Appalachians- ancient and modern Effect of mountains on CO2 What is a soil, and how is it different from sediment What four processes cause a soil to form? Give examples of each. What five factors influence soil formation? Explain. Why do geologists study soils? Why should you care about soils? Soils: renewable or nonrenewable, and why? Influence of soils on CO2 Ore Sedimentary ores- several ways to form them Igneous ores- where do they form Metamorphic/groundwater flow ores- formation Mineral value vs. abundance Why is groundwater so valuable? Infiltration Water table, saturated vs. unsaturated zone Porosity and permeability Aquifer, aquitard, confining bed Rates of recharge Locations of discharge Artesian flow Effect of precipitation patterns on water table Effect of overpumping on water table Groundwater: renewable or nonrenewable? Sources of groundwater contamination
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