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Landforms Combo with Constructive and Destructive Forces

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deposition
the process of laying down soil moved from another location by natural forces
delta
a low triangular area where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
sand dune
a hill of sand, made and shaped by wind
earthquake
shaking of the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane
volcano
a mountain formed by volcanic material through which molten lava and gases erupt
faults
the boundary between tectonic plates where earthquakes and volcanoes often occur
erosion
the process in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
weathering
the physical and chemical processes that change the surface of the Earth
seismology
the science or study of earthquakes
beach restoration
the process of replacing sand on a beach
dams
a barrier to obstruct the flow of water across a stream or river
levees
an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river
landforms
naturally occurring features of the Earth's surface such as mountains, peninsulas, islands, etc.
Destructive Force
Processes that help break down the earth
Constructive Force
Processes that help build up the earth
Deposition
The process by wich sediment drops out of water
Weathering
The process pf weathering away rocks by natural means
Erosion
The process of moving sediment by wind, water or ice
Plate
A section of earth's crust and mantle that fits together with other sections like a puzzle
Convergent plate boundary
A boundary where two separate plates are pushing into each other
Divergent plate boundary
A fault where 2 plates pull apart from each other
Transform plate boundary
Two plates that slide past each other

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