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PASS GEOG 1010 Mock Exam
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Trenches are where we find some of the world's deepest points. How are they formed?
When a subducting plate is bent downward to form a deep depression
When loose materials pile up at the base of a steep slope this is called _____; if there is a lack of vegetation, then it ____.
Talus, it is actively accumulating
Erosion is the result of
An increase of shear stress and an increase in velocity
If the length of the channel is 450m, and the change in elevation is 120m, the slope of meandering is what?
A narrow ridge of coarse sand and gravel that is formed by a subglacial meltwater channel is a:
A steep-sided hole that is formed over time by the melting of ice left from a glacier:
When in the field, you can test to see the texture of the soil. If the soil can be formed into a ribbon shape, this indicates:
It has a high clay content
A dam is an engineering work designed to prevent flooding. What type of flood mitigation is this?
The large grain sediment that rolls, bounces, or slides along the bottom of a channel is referred to as:
The principal difference between an ice shelf and a tidewater glacier is:
an ice shelf floats, whereas a tidewater glacier does not
Tectonic plates are moved by
which is not a type of glacier?
Valley Ice Sheet
What is the best definition of a glacier?
A slow-moving accumulation of ice and snow that moves due to its own weight
Which of the following is not a criterion for classification of mass movements?
Type of force
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