Glossary

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Term name Description
GelifluctionProcesses associated with the formation of ice crystals, e.g. mass movement
GeneThe basic physical unit of inheritance of plants and animals
GlacialA period of ice formation and/or melting
GlenThe Scottish name for a deep, steep–sided glaciated valley; compare with a strath, which is a wide, shallow–sided valley
GrampiansThe area of the Scottish Highlands extending south–west/north–east between the Highland Boundary Fault and the Great Glen Fault
GrazerAn animal that feeds largely on grass and herbs
Greenhouse gasesGases emitted through human activities that are causing changes in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere
Geochemistry

Geochemistry is study of the chemical composition of the Earth and other planets. It includes the chemical processes and reactions that govern the composition of rocks and soils.

Geochemistry

Geochemistry is study of the chemical composition of the Earth and other planets. It includes the chemical processes and reactions that govern the composition of rocks and soils.

Geomorphology

Geomorphology is the study of landforms, including their origin and evolution, and the processes that shape them.

Granitoid

'Granitoid' intrusions can have a variety of compositions and the term includes granitic rocks and other coarse-grained rocks with slightly lower silica content.

Granite

Granite is formed from liquid magma, molten rock, deep within the eartch under extreme pressure.  It is an igneous rock.

Geomorphology

The scientific study of landforms

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