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Chemical Weathering
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Cinder Cone
A steep hill or mountain made of volcanic ash
Cleavage
A minerals ability to split along flat surfaces
Climate
The average temperature conditions in an area
Compaction
The process of sediments pressed together by their own weight
Compound
Two or more elements are chemically combined
Compression
Stress that squeezes a rock until it folds or breaks
Condensation
The process by which gas turns into a liquid
Conduction
The transfer of heat from one substance to another by direct contact
Continent
a great land mass surrounded by oceans
Continental Climate
The climate of the center of continents with cold winters and warm summers
Continental Shelf
A gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extends outward from the edge of a continent
Convergant Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other
Coriolis Effect
The way the Earth's rotation effects the winds
Crater
A bowl shaped area that forms arounda volcano's central opening
Crust
Earth's outer layer
Crystal
A solid in which atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats
Cumulus
Clouds that form close to the ground that look like fluffy, round piles of cotton
Cyclone
A swirling center of low air pressure
Decomposers
An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms