Hulsey: Chapter 12 Science Vocabulary

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  1. the boundary between land and a body of water
    shoreline
  2. an area of the shoreline made up of material deposited by waves
    beach
  3. the movement of sand or other sediments by short jumps and bounces that is caused by wind or water
    saltation
  4. a form of wind erosion in which fine, dry soil particles are blown away
    deflation
  5. the grinding and wearing away of rock surfaces through the mechanical action of other rock or sand particles
    abrasion
  6. very fine sediments deposited by the wind
    loess
  7. a mound of wind-deposited sand that keeps its shape even though it moves
    dune
  8. a large mass of moving ice
    glacier
  9. the rock material carried and deposited by glaciers
    glacial drift
  10. unsorted rock material that is deposited directly by a melting glacier
    till
  11. a glacial deposit that has been sorted and layered by the action of streams or meltwater
    stratified drift
  12. a movement of a section of land down a slope
    mass movement
  13. a group of loose rocks that fall down a steep slope
    rock fall
  14. the sudden movement of rock and soil down a slope
    landslide
  15. the flow of a mass of mud or rock and soil mixed with a large amount of water
    mudflow
  16. the slow downhill movement of weathered rock material
    creep

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