Chapter 3 Erosion and Deposition

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A small depression that forms when a chunk of ice is left in glacial till
Process by which a glacier picks up rocks as it flows over the land
Besides abrasion, wind causes erosion by what process?
Where does the energy in waves come from?
If the volume of water that a river carries increases, the speed of the water _____.
A deposit of wind-blown sand
Water that moves over Earth's surface
Beaches, spits, sandbars, and barrier beaches are all landforms formed by what process?
Will a deep river have more or less friction than a shallow river?
Type of energy that is stored and waiting to be used later
Occurs where a river meets an area of rock that is very hard and erodes slowly
A wide, sloping deposit of sediment formed where a stream leaves a mountain range
The ability to do work or cause change
Type of mass movement that is the rapid downhill movement of a mixture of water, rock, and soil
A type of movement of water in which, rather than moving downstream, the water moves every which way
Headlands, sea caves, wave-cut cliffs, sea arches, and sea stacks are all landforms that are formed by what process?
Does water move fastest along the inside or the outside of a curve?
The process by which natural forces move weathered rock and soil from one place to another
Time in the past when continental glaciers covered large parts of Earth's surface
This forms when storm waves pile up large amounts of sand above sea level forming a long, narrow island parallel to the shore
As the amount of friction in a river increases, the speed of the water _____.
Type of mass movement that occurs when rock and soil slide quickly down a steep slope
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A ridge formed when till is deposited at the edges of a glacier
Process in which sediment moves down the beach with the current as waves repeatedly hit the beach
The material moved by erosion
The force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface
The mixture of sediments that a glacier deposits directly on the surface
A wind-formed deposit made of fine particles of clay and silt
The wearing away of rock by a grinding action
This is formed as wave action hollows out a cliff
Water moves _____ near the center of a river.
Waterfalls, flood plains, meanders, and oxbow lakes are all landforms formed by what process?
Occurs where the agents of erosion deposit, or lay down, sediment
Besides abrasion the other process in which glaciers erode the land
A meander that has been cut off from the river
A tiny groove in the soil made by flowing water
The very slow downhill movement of rock and soil
The force that moves rock and other materials downhill
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up high in a mountain valley
A glacier that covers much of a continent or large island
Any large mass of ice that moves slowly over land
This forms when waves erode a layer of softer rock that is underneath a layer of harder rock
The flat, wide area of land along a river
A landform made of sediment that is deposited where a river flows into an ocean or lake
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A large groove, or channel, in the soil that carries runoff after a rainstorm
Slow drippings built up in a cone-shaped structure on the floor of a cave
A loop-like bend in the course of a river
Alluvial fans and deltas are landforms formed by what process?
A long ridge of sand parallel to the shore
A stream or river that flows into a larger river
The process by which wind removes surface materials
This forms when a sea arch collapses
As the amount of runoff increases, the amount of erosion _____.
This is formed when waves erode the base of a cliff so much that the rock above collapses
If a river's slope increases, the speed of the water _____.
The type of mass movement where a mass of rock and soil suddenly slips down a slope
A channel along which water is continually flowing down a slope
The energy an object has due to its motion
Water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers
A beach that projects like a finger out into the water
Does groundwater cause erosion through mechanical or chemical weathering?
An area of wave-washed sediment along a coast
Any one of several processes that move sediment downhill
A part of the shore that sticks out into the ocean
A deposit that hangs like an icicle from the roof of a cave

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