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Earth's Changing Sur

Chapter 1 Vocabulary

contour lines lines on a topographic may that indicate areas with the same elevation, or height above sea level
crust the thin, rocky outer layer of Earth that makes up the continents and the ocean floor
topographic map a map that shows the shape of surface features and their elevations, or heights above sea level
erosion destructive force in which pieces of rock are moved from place to place, as by flowing water, wind, gravity, or ice
sediment weathered rock pieces, deposited by wind, water, or ice
weathering destructive force that breaks down rocks into smaller pieces
deposition constructive force in which sediments that have been moved from one place are dropped or released in another place
Created by: ramonaedwards