THE ROCK CYCLE

INTERCONNECTIONS BETWEEN ROCK-FORMING PROCESSES

INTERNAL ENERGY (HEAT) FROM THE EARTH ACTS VIA PLATE TECTONICS TO CAUSE VOLCANISM AND MOUNTAIN BUILDING

EXTERNAL ENERGY FROM THE SUN CAUSES WEATHER AND THUS WEATHERING, EROSION, TRANSPORTATION, AND DEPOSITION OF SEDIMENTS

THESE ARE THEN BURIED, METAMORPHOSED, MELTED AND UPLIFTED BY TECTONIC PROCESSES

(Univ. of British Columbia)