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erosion the movement of materials away from one place
mechanical weathering the breaking of rock into smaller pieces by gravity,ice,plants,and water
weathering a slow destructive process that breaks down rocks
chemical weathering the changing of materials in a rock by chemical processes
landslides occur when gravity quickly pulls rocks and dirt downhill
earthquakes the shaking of Earth's surface caused by the release of energy along a fault
volcanoes an opening in Earth's crust through which steam,lava,and ashes erupt
floods a great low of water over an area of dry land
Continental shelf the extension of the continental crust under the ocean
Continental slope a steep drop off at the edge of the continental shelf
Mid ocean ridge areas of higher elevation that extend the length of the spreading plate boundary,are formed on both sides of the new crust
Rift zone the notch,or valley,between the edges of the plates at a spreading plate boundary
Ocean trench a deep valley that forms when an ocean plate moves below another plate
Continental landforms landforms on the continents
Oceanic landforms landforms underwater
Tide the daily rising and falling in a regular cycle of Earth's waters on it' coast
Current a flow of water in a large body of water
Barrier island a small island along the coastline formed by the deposition of sand
Inlet openings between barrier islands
Deep ocean current a current that flows up and down
Surface current a current mostly caused by wind
Resource a supply that meets a need for materials or energy
Conserve when people use resources wisely
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