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36 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Mechanical weathering
Chemical weathering
Ice wedging
The continuous process which wears down the Earth's surface.
The type of weathering in which rock is physically broken int…
The process that breaks down rock through chemical changes.
When freezing water expands in exposed cracks in rocks.
Weathering
The continuous process which wears down the Earth's surface.
Mechanical weathering
The type of weathering in which rock is physically broken int…
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
mass wasting that involves expansion a…
weathering that increases surface area
the movement of weathered rock and soi…
mass wasting event associated with a v…
creep
spheroidal
mass wasting
lahar
mass wasting that involves expansion a…
creep
weathering that increases surface area
spheroidal
20 terms
Weathering, Soils and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Erosion
deposition
Mechanical weathering
The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's…
Processes by which rock, sand, and soil are broken down and c…
Process in which sediment is laid down in new locations.
The type of weathering in which rock is physically broken int…
Weathering
The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's…
Erosion
Processes by which rock, sand, and soil are broken down and c…
33 terms
Soil and mass wasting vocab
Chemical weathering
Creep
Debris flow
Differential weathering
weathering that changes the chemical composition of minerals…
Exceptionally slow movement of soil downhill
geological phenomena in which water-laden masses of soil and…
The difference in degree of discoloration, disintegration
Chemical weathering
weathering that changes the chemical composition of minerals…
Creep
Exceptionally slow movement of soil downhill
34 terms
Soil and Mass Wasting Vocabulary
chemical weathering
creep
debris flow
differential weathering
The process that breaks down rock through chemical changes
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a relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow…
the process by which softer, less weather resistant rocks wea…
chemical weathering
The process that breaks down rock through chemical changes
creep
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28 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
weathering
erosion
deposition
mechanical weathering
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
the removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice, or…
the laying down of material that has been eroded by wind, wat…
(physical) reduces solid rock to smaller fragments but does n…
weathering
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
erosion
the removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice, or…
33 terms
Soil and Mass Wasting
Chemical Weathering
Creep
Debris Flow
Differential Weathering
Involves chemical transformation of rock into one or more, ne…
A type of mass wasting that involves the gradual downhill mov…
Relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow of…
Describes a situations in which rock does not weather uniform…
Chemical Weathering
Involves chemical transformation of rock into one or more, ne…
Creep
A type of mass wasting that involves the gradual downhill mov…
32 terms
Soil and Mass-Wasting Vocab
chemical weathering
debris flow
differential weathering
earthflow
the processes by which the internal structure of a mineral is…
a relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow…
the variation in the rate and degree of weathering caused by…
the downslope movement of water-saturated, clay-rich sediment…
chemical weathering
the processes by which the internal structure of a mineral is…
debris flow
a relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow…
33 terms
Soil and mass wasting vocabulary
chemical weathering
creep
debris flow
differential weathering
the erosion or instegation of rocks, building materials. it i…
a slow downhill movement of soil or regolith.
a moving mass of loose sand, mud, and soil, rock, water and a…
difference in degree of discoloration, disintrgration,of rock…
chemical weathering
the erosion or instegation of rocks, building materials. it i…
creep
a slow downhill movement of soil or regolith.
Soil and Mass Wasting Vocabulary
Chemical Weathering
Creep
Debris Flow
Differential Weathering
The erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, e…
The tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform per…
A moving mass of loose mud, sand, soil, rock, water and air t…
The difference in degree of discoloration, disintegration, et…
Chemical Weathering
The erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, e…
Creep
The tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform per…
41 terms
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
Geomorphology
Weathering
erosional processes
despositional processes
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
the transport of weathered materials by wind, water, ice, and…
the laying down of material that has been eroded by wind, wat…
Geomorphology
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
Weathering
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
20 terms
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
External processes
Internal processes
Weathering
Mass wasting
weathering, mass wasting, erosion
driven by the earths interior. ex: volcanoes, earthquakes, an…
the physical breakdown (disintegration) and chemical alterati…
the transfer of rock and soil downslope under the influence o…
External processes
weathering, mass wasting, erosion
Internal processes
driven by the earths interior. ex: volcanoes, earthquakes, an…
28 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Erosion
Transport
Deposition
The breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
The transport of weathered materials by wind, water, and/or ice
...
Involve the laying down of material that has been eroded by w…
Weathering
The breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
Erosion
The transport of weathered materials by wind, water, and/or ice
30 terms
Soil and Mass Wasting
Chemical Weathering
Creep
Debris flow
Differential weathering
A chemical transformation of rock into 1 or more new compounds.
Type of mass wasting that involves the gradual downhill movem…
geological phenomena in which water-laden masses of soil and…
difference in degree of discoloration, disintegration, etc, o…
Chemical Weathering
A chemical transformation of rock into 1 or more new compounds.
Creep
Type of mass wasting that involves the gradual downhill movem…
33 terms
Soil and Mass Wasting Vocabulary
chemical weathering
creep
debris flow
differential weathering
the processes by which the internal structure of a mineral is…
the slow downhill movement of soil and regolith
a relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow…
the variation in the rate and degree of weathering caused by…
chemical weathering
the processes by which the internal structure of a mineral is…
creep
the slow downhill movement of soil and regolith
33 terms
Soil and Mass Wasting Vocabulary
Chemical Weathering
Creep
Debris Flow
Differential Weathering
The erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, e…
The tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform per…
A moving mass of loose mud, sand, soil, rock, water and air t…
The difference in degree of discoloration, disintegration, et…
Chemical Weathering
The erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, e…
Creep
The tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform per…
33 terms
Soil and Mass Wasting
chemical weathering
creep
debris flow
differential weathering
the erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, e…
slow downhill movement of soil
flow of soil and regolith containing large amounts of water
the variation in the rate and degree of weathering.
chemical weathering
the erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, e…
creep
slow downhill movement of soil
33 terms
Soil and Mass Wasting Vocabulary
chemical weathering
creep
debris flow
differential weathering
the erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, e…
the slow downhill movement of soil and regolith
a relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow…
the variation in the rate and degree of weathering caused by…
chemical weathering
the erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, e…
creep
the slow downhill movement of soil and regolith
31 terms
soil and mass wasting vocabulary
chemical weathering
creep
debris flow
differential weathering
the erosion or rocks, building material, and more, caused by…
slow movement, especially at a steady but almost imperceptibl…
moving mass of loose mud, sand, soil, rock, water, and air th…
the difference in degree of discoloration, disintegration; of…
chemical weathering
the erosion or rocks, building material, and more, caused by…
creep
slow movement, especially at a steady but almost imperceptibl…
33 terms
Soil and Mass Wasting Vocabulary
Chemical weathering
Creep
Debris flow
Differential weathering
the process by which the internal structure of a mineral is a…
a persistent gradual mass movement of surface soil
a fluid movement of rock fragments supported by a muddy matri…
a process by which, softer less weather resistant rocks wear…
Chemical weathering
the process by which the internal structure of a mineral is a…
Creep
a persistent gradual mass movement of surface soil
31 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
geomorphology
weathering
erosional processes
depositional processes
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
involve the transport of weathered materials by wind, water,…
involve the laying down of material that has been eroded by w…
geomorphology
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
weathering
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
33 terms
soil and mass wasting voccabulary
chemical weathering
creep
debris flow
differential weathering
the processes by which the internal structure of a mineral is…
the slow downhill movement of soil and regolith
a relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow…
the variation in the rate and degree of weathering caused by…
chemical weathering
the processes by which the internal structure of a mineral is…
creep
the slow downhill movement of soil and regolith
37 terms
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
weathering
erosion
transport
geomorphology
breakdown of rocks and minerals physically and chemically; de…
the transport/removal of weathered materials by wind, water,…
how the weathered or eroded materials are moved to the place…
study of the origin and evolution of topographic and bathymet…
weathering
breakdown of rocks and minerals physically and chemically; de…
erosion
the transport/removal of weathered materials by wind, water,…
19 terms
Weathering, soil, and mass wasting
Erosion
Frost wedging
Regolith
Leaching
The incorporation and transportation of material by a mobile…
The process where water works its way into every crack or voi…
The layer of rock and mineral fragments produced by weatherin…
Refers to the depletion of soluble materials from the upper s…
Erosion
The incorporation and transportation of material by a mobile…
Frost wedging
The process where water works its way into every crack or voi…
32 terms
soil and mass wasting vocabs
chemical weathering
creep
debris flow
differential weathering
the process by which the internal structure of a mineral is a…
the slow downhill movement of soil and reglolith
a relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involve a flow o…
the variable in the rate and degree of weathering cause by su…
chemical weathering
the process by which the internal structure of a mineral is a…
creep
the slow downhill movement of soil and reglolith
30 terms
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Mass wasting
Erosion
Mechanical weathering
The physical breakdown and chemical alteration of rocks at or…
The transfer of rock and soil downslope under the influence o…
The physical removal of material by mobile agents such as wat…
The physical forges that break rock into smaller pieces witho…
Weathering
The physical breakdown and chemical alteration of rocks at or…
Mass wasting
The transfer of rock and soil downslope under the influence o…
30 terms
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Mass wasting
Erosion
Mechanical weathering
The physical breakdown and chemical alteration of rocks at or…
The transfer of rock and soil downslope under the influence o…
The physical removal of material by mobile agents such as wat…
The physical forges that break rock into smaller pieces witho…
Weathering
The physical breakdown and chemical alteration of rocks at or…
Mass wasting
The transfer of rock and soil downslope under the influence o…
Weathering Soil and Mass Wasting
geomorphology
weathering
depositional processes
Mass Wasting (Mass Movement)
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
involve the laying down of material that has been eroded by w…
occurs when soil and rock moves down a slope under the force…
geomorphology
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
weathering
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
22 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Erosion
Transport
Deposition
the decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at…
a. The removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice…
a. Transportation of eroded material
a. Deposition of eroded material
Weathering
the decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at…
Erosion
a. The removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice…
32 terms
weathering soils and mass wasting
geomorphology
weathering
erosional processes
depositional processes
scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic a…
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, physically and chemically
transport of weathered materials by wind, water, and or ice
laying down of material that has been eroded by wind water or…
geomorphology
scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic a…
weathering
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, physically and chemically
39 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
Gemorphology
weathering
erosion
transport
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
breakdown of rocks and minerals
the transport of weathered materials by wind, water, gravity,…
the moving of weathered materials
Gemorphology
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
weathering
breakdown of rocks and minerals
67 terms
Weathering/Soil/Mass Wasting
weathering
physical weathering
chemical weathering
biological
The breakdown of rock to form sediment and soil... Chemical or…
Breaking a mineral or rock into smaller fragments without alt…
Process by which rocks + minerals undergo changes in their co…
Breakdown caused by something living and will be either physi…
weathering
The breakdown of rock to form sediment and soil... Chemical or…
physical weathering
Breaking a mineral or rock into smaller fragments without alt…
29 terms
Weathering, Soils and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Erosion
Transport
Deposition
Breakdown of rocks and minerals, physically and chemically
transport of weathered materials by wind, water, ice and grav…
Comes in between Weather/Erosion and deposition. E.g. the str…
The laying down of material that has been eroded by wind, wat…
Weathering
Breakdown of rocks and minerals, physically and chemically
Erosion
transport of weathered materials by wind, water, ice and grav…
30 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Erosion
Transport
Deposition
The decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at…
The removal of weather rocks by moving water, wind, ice or gr…
The stream ______ the quartz
The stream ______ the quartz grain on a beach
Weathering
The decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at…
Erosion
The removal of weather rocks by moving water, wind, ice or gr…
36 terms
Weathering Soils and Mass Wasting
Geomorphology
Weathering
Abrasion
Erosion
study of the origin and evolution of rocks
breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chemical…
process of scraping or wearing away
involves transport of weathered materials by wind, water, and…
Geomorphology
study of the origin and evolution of rocks
Weathering
breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chemical…
28 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
weathering
erosion
transport
deposition
breakdown of rocks and minerals
transport of weathered materials
...
layering down of material that has been eroded
weathering
breakdown of rocks and minerals
erosion
transport of weathered materials
24 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
weathering
erosion
mechanical weathering
what does frost wedging do?
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
the action of surface processes that remove soil, rock, or di…
reduces solid rock to smaller fragments but does not alter th…
dislodges rocks from cliffs and creates talus slopes
weathering
the breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
erosion
the action of surface processes that remove soil, rock, or di…
27 terms
weathering soils and mass wasting
geomorphology
gradualism
catastrophism
weathering
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
geological change occurs over very long periods of time, by a…
geologic change sometimes occurs rapidly (catastrophes), modi…
the breakdown (decomposition adn disintegration) of rocks and…
geomorphology
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
gradualism
geological change occurs over very long periods of time, by a…
32 terms
Weathering Soils and Mass Wasting
geomorphology
gradualism/uniformitarianism
catastrophism
weathering
scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic a…
principle that states that geological changes occur over very…
geologic change that occurs rapidly (catastrophes), modifying…
decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at Ear…
geomorphology
scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic a…
gradualism/uniformitarianism
principle that states that geological changes occur over very…
27 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
erosion
deposition
weathering
mechanical weathering
transport of weathered materials by wind, water, and/or ice
laying down of material that has been eroded by wind, water,…
breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chemically
reduces solid rock to smaller fragments but does not alter th…
erosion
transport of weathered materials by wind, water, and/or ice
deposition
laying down of material that has been eroded by wind, water,…
33 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
weathering
erosion
transport
deposition
decomposition and disintegration of rocks at earth's surface
removal of weathered rocks by water, wind, ice, or gravity
moving away rocks (eroded)
laying down of material that has been eroded
weathering
decomposition and disintegration of rocks at earth's surface
erosion
removal of weathered rocks by water, wind, ice, or gravity
25 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Erosion
Transport
Deposition
breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chemically
removal of weathered materials
weathered materials is transported by wind, water, and/or ice
involve the laying down of material that has been eroded by w…
Weathering
breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chemically
Erosion
removal of weathered materials
17 terms
Weathering Soils and Mass Wasting
Geomorphology
Gradualism/Uniformitarianism
Catastrophism
Weathering
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
Geological change occurs over very long periods of time, by a…
Geologic change sometimes occurs rapidly (catastrophes), whic…
the decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at…
Geomorphology
the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
Gradualism/Uniformitarianism
Geological change occurs over very long periods of time, by a…
8 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass wasting
weathering
mechanical/physical weather
chemical weathering
erosional processes
breakdown of rocks/minerals physically and chemically
reduce solid rock to smaller fragments, but doesn't change ch…
when air/water chemically react with rock to change its compo…
transport of weathered materials by wind, water, and/or ice
weathering
breakdown of rocks/minerals physically and chemically
mechanical/physical weather
reduce solid rock to smaller fragments, but doesn't change ch…
Weathering, Soils and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Erosion
Transport
Deposition
the decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at…
the removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice or…
is the movement of material across the Earth's surface by wat…
the laying down of material that has been eroded by wind, wat…
Weathering
the decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at…
Erosion
the removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice or…
36 terms
Weathering Soils and Mass Wasting
Geomorphology
Geomorphological Processes
Weathering Processes
Erosional Processes
The scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
1) Weathering... 2) Erosional Processes... 3) Depositional Processe…
The breakdown of rocks and minerals, both physically and chem…
Involve the transport of weathered materials by wind, water,…
Geomorphology
The scientific study of the origin and evolution of topograph…
Geomorphological Processes
1) Weathering... 2) Erosional Processes... 3) Depositional Processe…
28 terms
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
Geomorphology
Weathering
Erosional
Depositional
scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic a…
breakdown of rocks and minerals (physically and chemically)
involve the TRANSPORT of weathered materials by wind, water,…
involve the laying down of material that has been eroded by w…
Geomorphology
scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic a…
Weathering
breakdown of rocks and minerals (physically and chemically)
21 terms
Soils and Mass Wasting
What material forms the most productiv…
Why does pure clay make a poor soil?
Why does pure sand or silt make a poor…
Which soils tend to be the thinnest (m…
a mixture of these
it is adhesive and impermeable
it is so porous that it doesn't hold water well
desert soils
What material forms the most productiv…
a mixture of these
Why does pure clay make a poor soil?
it is adhesive and impermeable
21 terms
Soils and Mass Wasting
Which material forms the most producti…
Why does pure clay make a poor soil?
Why does pure sand or silt make a poor…
Which soils tend to be the thinnest (m…
A mixture of clay, sand, organic matter, and silt
It is adhesive and impermeable.
It is so porous that it doesn't hold water well.
Desert Soils
Which material forms the most producti…
A mixture of clay, sand, organic matter, and silt
Why does pure clay make a poor soil?
It is adhesive and impermeable.
28 terms
Weathering and Soils and Mass Wasting
Weathering
Erosion
Transport
Deposition
The decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at…
The removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice or…
...
laying down material that has been eroded by wind, water, and…
Weathering
The decomposition and disintegration of rocks and minerals at…
Erosion
The removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice or…
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