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

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