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Erosion

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What is a floodplain? Many layers of deposited sediment can form a flat area called a floodplain.
What is erosion? Erosion is the process by which sediment and other materials are moved from one place to another.
What is groundwater? Groundwater is the water located within the rocks below the Earth's surface.
What is a delta? Streams often their loads in a fan-shaped pattern called a delta.
What is an alluvial fan? An alluvial fan is a fan-shaped deposit that forms on dry land.
What is deposition? Deposition is the process by which eroded material is dropped.
What is a dune? Mounds of wind deposited sand are called dunes.
What is a loess? Thick deposits of this wind blown, fine grained sediment are known as loess.
What is a glacier? A glacier is a large mass of ice that erodes things by rubbing on them.
What is a glacial drift? it is the general term for all the materials carried away and deposited by the glacier.
Created by: riley.forbes