Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Exogenous

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_1870-3

Synonyms

Definition

In geology, exogenous refers to all the processes that are produced at the surface of the Earth (and other planets). Weathering, erosion, transport, and sedimentation are the main exogenous processes. The result of these processes is the formation of sediments and sedimentary rocks.

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Keywords

Bioorganic Chemistry Sedimentary Rock Exogenous Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GEOTOP Research Center for Geochemistry and GeodynamicsUniversité du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada