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Science Catrosphic Events
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The process by which water, ice, wind or gravity moves fragments of rock and soil
Small, solid particles of material from rocks or organisms that are moved by water or wind, resulting in erosion and deposition
The process that breaks down rock through chemical changes
The type of weathering in which rock is broken into smaller pieces.
a mobile, destructive, vortex of violently rotating winds
the disintegration of rocks, buildings or materials caused by substances reacting
the angular distance of a place that runs east and west but coordinates are for the north or south of the equator
a smaller earthquake following the main shock
a tropical storm formed in the Indian and western pacific oceans
to raise or lift up, having to do with earth science it would be if a plate of the earth were to uplift and cause a crack or if in icy area
to cause a mountain to collapse
an area of low lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of sediments
a slow moving mass of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of water
a river stream or stream flowing into a larger river or lake
fan-shaped mass of sediment, especially silt, sand, gravel, and boulders, deposited by a river when its flow is suddenly slowed
the point on the Earth's surface vertically above the focus of an Earthquake
a mass of dirt and water mixed together along with other earthly materials that are falling or has fallen down a hillside or steep slope
a numerical scale that expresses the magnitude of an earthquake.
a large, high sea wave caused by an earthquake, landside, or any other major disturbance
the angular distance of a place measuring east or west of the prime meridian
a process that breaks down rocks into smaller pieces turning them into silt and sand
large columns of calcium deposits and carbonic acid rising from the cave floor
the act of erosional agents depositing sediments
the overall condition of the atmosphere outside
tornado occuring over water
a mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside.
The intensity scale used to quantify the strength of hurricanes
the draining away of water
a small, narrow river.
the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
a winding curve or bend of a river
An oxbow is a crescent-shaped (U-shaped) lake lying alongside a winding river
a landform that is formed at the mouth of a river, where the river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, or reservoir
a tructure hanging like an icicle from the roof of a cave, formed of calcium salts deposited by dripping water.
a cavity in the ground, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground
a ridge of sand created by the wind
an area of land where water drains downhill to the lowest point
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