Tensional force results in extension
Normal Fault
Hanging wall goes up, compressional force, shortens
Reverse Fault
Verticle fracture, ground shifts horizontally Can be left or Right Lateral
Strike Slip Fault
Combination of shearing & tension of compressional forces
Oblique - slip Fault
Connect between two plates, slide horizontally
Transform Fault
A deposit of clay, silt, sand, and gravel left by flowing streams in a river valley or delta, typically producing fertile soil
Alluvium
An isolated flat-topped hill with steep sides, found in landscapes with horizontal strata
Mesa
An isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top (similar to but narrower than a mesa)
Butte
An area of relatively level high ground
Plateau
A very large igneous intrusion extending deep in the earth's crust
Batholith
The process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents
Erosion
A fan-shaped mass of alluvium deposited as the flow of a river decreases in velocity
Alluvial Fan
A small area or region with a relatively hot temperature in comparison to its surroundings
Hot Spot