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Landforms and Ocean
SC Standard 5-3 Demonstrate understanding of features, processes, and changes in Earth's land and Ocean (Earth Science)
Terms in this set (27)
forces that add-to or create new land forms,
forces that slowly wear away or destroys the surface of the Earth
The process that breaks down rocks into smaller pieces.
Changes the rock's size and composition. Causes of chemical weathering are rust and acid rain.
Changes the rock's shape and size due to water, plant root, temperature, and ice (frost wedging).
Process by which sediment is transported from its source (where it was made) by wind, water, ice and gravity.
The process that drops eroded rocks in a new place.
A sudden mass movement of land downhill due to gravity.
openings in Earth's crust from which molten rock, dust, ash, and hot gases flow or erupt
sea-mounts that rises above the ocean surface
A vibration caused by the sudden breaking or frictional sliding of rock in the Earth
A break in the earth's crust
When large amount of water cover land that is usually dry.
A giant wave usually caused by an earthquake beneath the ocean floor
A fan shaped deposit at the mouth of a river.
A V-shaped valley eroded by a river.
A hill of sand piled up by the wind
horizontal movement of ocean water near or at the surface, caused by wind
"rivers" of water moving within the ocean
a streamlike movement of ocean water far below the surface
Ocean currents flowing away from the equator
ocean currents flowing towards the equator
the up and down movement of the water on the surface
parts of a wave
crest and trough
the periodic rise and fall of the water level in the oceans and other large bodies of water
A deep, steep-sided canyon in the ocean floor.
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