Chapter 7 flashcards

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Chapter 7 flashcards
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  1. Process that wears away surface materials and moves them from one place to another
    Erosion
  2. Agents of erosion drop the sediments they are carrying as they lose energy.
    Deposition
  3. Any type of erosion that happens as gravity moves materials downslope.
    Mass movement
  4. When a mass of material slips down along a curved surface.
    Slump
  5. Occurs when sediments slowly shift their positions downhill
    Creep
  6. A large mass of ice and snow moving on land under its own weight.
    Glacier
  7. Results in boulders , gravel , and sand being added to the bottom and sides of a glacier.
    Plucking
  8. A mixture of different sized sediments
    Till
  9. A big ridge of material piles up that looks like it has been pushed by a bulldozer.
    Moraine
  10. Material deposited by meltwater from a glacier most often beyond the end of the glacier.
    Outwash
  11. Blows loose sediment removing small particles such as silt and sand.
    Deflation
  12. Windblown sediment  strikes rock , the surface of the rock gets scraped and worn away by a process.
    Abrasion
  13. Wind deposits of fine-grained sediments
    Loess
  14. A mound of sediments drifted by the wind
    Dune

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