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Chapter 8

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Erosion
The transpormation of sediments by water, air, glaciers, or by gravity acting alone.
Mass movement
The motion of soil or rock down a slope without the influence of running water, wind, or glaciers.
Landslides
The rapid, downslope movement of rock and soil.
Agents of Erosion
Movement of water, wind, or ice that causes the transport of weathered materal.
Solution
The method by which dissolved solids solids are carried in water.
Suspension
How some particles that settle very slowly are carried by water or how cloud particles stay in the sky.
Flotation
The method by which particles that are too large to be carried in solution or by suspence float on water.
Bed load
The sediments that roll or bounce along the bottom of the stream.
Glacier
A large mass ice that flows over land due to gravity.
Striations
Parallel scratches in bedrock that were made by rocks transported by glaciers.