Chapter 8 vocab

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  1. Deposition
    When agents of erosion drop the sediments they are carrying as they lose energy.
  2. Mass Movement
    Is any type of erosion that happens as gravity moves materials downslope.

  3. Slump
    When a mass of material slips down along a curved surface.
  4. Creep
    Occurs when sediments slowly shift their positions downhill.
  5. Glacier
    A large mass of ice and snow moving on land under its own weight.
  6. Plucking
    Pieces of rock that are lifted out by ice.
  7. Till
    A mixture of different-sized sediments.
  8. Moraine
    A big ridge of material that piles up that looks like it has been pushed by a bulldozer.
  9. Outwash
    Material deposited by the meltwater from a glacier.
  10. Deflation
    When wind erodes.
  11. Abrasion
    When windblown sediment strikes rock,the surface of the rock gets scraped and worn away by a process.
  12. Loess
    Wind deposits of fine-grained sediments.
  13. Dune
    Is a mound of sediments drifted by the wind.
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Chapter 8 vocab
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