Assignment: Rates of Geologic Processes Investigation

The table below explains the average rate at which some geologic processes occur. Calculate the amount of sea level change, erosion, and uplift for 100,000 years, 1,000,000 years, and 10,000,000 years. Remember, 100 cm = 1 m.

Process

Rate per 1,000 years

After 100,000 years

After 1,000,000 years

After 10,000,000 years

Sea Level Changes

10 m

Regional Erosion

2 m

Uplift

10 cm

1. What is the fastest process, sea level changes, erosion, or uplift?

2. What is the slowest process, seal level changes, erosion, or uplift? 

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