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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Once this volcanic island cools, what other environmental changes could slowly begin to take place?

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The environmental changes that could slowly take place after the cooling of the volcanic island.

Explanation

Sometimes, the volcanic island that has been active for a long period of time slowly cools down and enters a dormant phase. Acted upon by many geologic factors, the barren environment of the volcanic island would get transformed into a life-supportive setting.

The change would begin with the soil formation. The weathering of the pyroclasts and other rocks of the island aided the activity of temeprature,...

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