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G Chapter 3 Vocabula
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|A process that wears away surface materials and moves them from one place to another.
|Agents of erosion drop the sediments they are carrying as they lose energy.
|A type of erosion that happens as gravity moves materials downslope.
|A mass of material slips down along a curved surface.
|Sediments slowly shift their positions downhill.
|A large mass of ice and snow moving on land under its own weight.
|A process that adds gravel, sand, and boulders to a glacier's bottom and sides as water freezes and thaw, breaking off pieces of surrounding rock.
|A mixture of different-sized sediments that is dropped from the base of a retreating glacier and can cover huge areas of land.
|A big ridge of material piles p that looks as though it has been pushed along by a bulldozer.
|Material deposited by the meltwater from a glacier, most often beyond the end of the glacier.
|A type of outwash deposit that looks like a long, winding ridge.
|Cover ten percent of Earth's surface, mostly near the poles.
|Occur even in today's warmer global climate. Form above the snow line on mountains.
|Wind blows across loose sediment, removing small particles such as silt and sand.
|Windblown sediment strikes rock, the surface of the rock gets scraped and worn away.
|Windblown deposit of tightly packed, fine-grained sediments.
|Mound formed when windblown sediments pile up behind an obstacle; common landform in desert areas.