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Weathering and Erosion Science Unit 2 Vocabulary list three

erosion The process by which soil and rock are removed frm the Earth's surface by natural processes such as wind or water flow, and then transported and deposited in other locations.
drastic Extreme or forceful;severe
subtle Not immediately obvious;difficult to detect
weathering The process of breaking down rocks into smaller pieces that create sediment.
deposition The buildup of matter by a natural process, for example the laying down of sediments in a river.
landslide The rapid downward sliding of earth and rock often caused by events such as over-steepening of slopes by erosion, heavyk snowmelt, and earthquakes.
Volcanic eruption The sudden ejection of hot ash, molten rock, and various gases from an opening on the crust of a planet.
delta A triangular section of sediment deposited at the mouth of a river where it flows into another body of water.
earthquake Movement or vibration in the rocks that make up Earth's crust.
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