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Erosion and Deposition
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The removal and transport of weathered material
The process by which sediments are layed down in a new location
Rapid movement of bedrock. Loose soil or rock down the slope of a hill or mountain
Rapid movement of mud down the slope of a hill or mountain
Are hills of sand deposited by winds
A fan-shaped deposit that forms when a river
flows into a larger body of water.
U-shaped lake formed when erosion and
deposition cut off a meader of a river.
The force of waves constantly erodes and shapes the shoreline.
Area of shore between the high tide level and low tide level.
A ridge formed by ocean currents depositing sand near the shore
a glacier that covers a large part of a continent and can smooth or flatten the landscape
a glacier in mountainous regions that flows down preexisting valleys.
Example of wind erosion-a hill or mountain with steep sides and a flat top
The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface.
a bowl-shaped depression that was formed by a a glacier and then became filled with water
A mound or ridge of unsorted sediment deposited by a glacier
a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
wind erodes the Earth's through deflation and abrasion
The shape of a valley formed by the erosion of a glacier
column of rock remaining after the collapse of a sea arch formed by wave erosion
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