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Erosion

Erosion and Deposition
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Erosion
process by which natural forces move weathered rock
Types of erosion
gravity, running water, glaciers, wind, waves
Sediment
material moved by erosion
Deposition
where the agents of erosion drop the sediment
Gravity
force that moves rock and other materials downhill
Landslide
most destructive mass movement, happens when rock and soil slide quickly down a steep slope
Mudflow
quick downhill movement of a combination of water rock and soil
Moving Water
major agent of erosion that shapes Earth's surface
Glaciers
large mass of ice that moves slowly over land, continental glaciers and valley glaciers
Wind Erosion
wind erodes the Earth's through deflation and abrasion
Wind Deposition
wind erosion and deposition forms sand dunes