Physical Earth: Unit 2 Goal 3
Terms in this set (15)
the chemical and physical process that breaks down rock at Earth's surface (can be chemical or mechanical)
the process by which weathered soil or rock moves by wind, water, ice or gravity.
process in which sediment is laid down in a new location.
a large mass of moving ice and snow.
unsorted glacial sediment
a shallow sediment filled body of water formed by retreating glaciers.
formed when water from a river erodes either side of a bank into a deep gorge.
when sediment gets deposited at the mouth of a river. Usually in a triangle shape.
the shape of the land. (can be described as steep, flat, hilly or mountainous)
the height above sea level or a point on Earth's surface.
lines that connect points of equal elevation. (The closer together= steep and farther apart= flatter)
the change in elevation from contour line to contour line. (how much each line goes up by)
the grade measured by the drop in elevation (slope) of a stream. high=steeper/ low=flatter
the grade measured by the speed of a flowing stream
volume rate of water flow (how much water)