Chapter 3- Erosion and Deposition (pictures)

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Earth's Changing Surface

load

The amount of sediment in a river.

moraine

The till deposited at the edge of a glacier which forms a ridge.

creep

A type of mass movement that can result in gravestones and fence posts tilting at odd angles.

the river water slows down

What happens when a river flows out of a steep, narrow mountain valley, an alluvial can form because the river does this.

gravity

the force that pulls rock and soil down slopes.

abrasion

Waves erode the land through impact and ________.

flows into the Mississippi River

The Missouri River can be called a tributary because it does this.

glacial erosion

the force which caused the Great Lakes of North America.

sediment

moves down a beach with the current because of longshore drift.

stream

A channel along which water is continually flowing down a slope.

runoff

After a rainfall, the water that moves over Earth's surface is called _________.

deposition

The process by which erosion lays down sediment in new locations.

melts

A glacier forms in an area where more snow falls than _______.

deflation

The process by which wind removes surface materials.

mass movement

Landslides and slump are forms of ________.

sediment

The material moved by erosion.

erosion

The process by which natural forces move weathered rock from place to place.

continental glacier

This covers much of the island of Greenland.

wind

The energy of ocean waves comes from the energy of ______.

flood plain

The flat, wide area of land along a river is called a ________.

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