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a gradual wearing away or changing of rock and soil caused by water, ice, temperature changes, wind, chemicals, or living things
occurs when chemicals (like acid) react with rocks to change them into different materials.
The breakdown of rock into smaller pieces without a change in chemical composition.
a large, slow-moving sheet of ice that scrapes and carves away at the land surface. Glaciers can change landforms and create lakes in their path.
a pile of soil (sediment) at the end of a river.
the laying down, or settling, of pieces of rock or soil by water, ice, and wind
the breakdown and transport of pieces of soil or rock from a place on Earth's surface to another by machanisms including gravity, wind,water,ice, or plants and animals
a rapid downhill movement of large amounts of rock and soil
any earth material that has been moved from one place to another and layed down on the surface of Earth; includes materials moved by gravity, wind, water, or ice
What is an area next to a river that forms from repeated deposition called?
the force behind most agents of erosion
a feature that makes up the Earth's surface (examples: plain, valley, mountain)
windblown accumulations of sand
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