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Apex Earth Science B 2.3
Terms in this set (21)
When one rock fragment strikes another and they break.
A glacier that is growing faster than it is melting.
Small glaciers that form in valleys. Also known as valley glaciers.
A mass of ice and snow falling down a hill very fast.
The way an entire glacier slips down a hill.
The breakdown of rocks by carbonic acid.
An underground hole.
Very large systems of caves.
Breaking rock down by changing its chemical composition.
A crack that forms on the top of a glacier.
Smooth, egg-shaped hills.
The wearing away of land by water or wind; when soil and rock is moved from its original location.
Big rocks that have been deposited by glaciers into an area with a different type of rock.
Long winding ridges of sand and gravel.
Compacted snow that is on its way to becoming glacial ice.
Very deep cuts that act as inlets to the ocean.
When water expands inside a crack in a rock, breaking the rock.
Stuff deposited by glaciers.
Large peaks around a group of cirques.
The breakdown of rocks as they absorb water.
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