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Science Weather

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Worddefinition
weathering the process that breaks down rock and other substances at Earth’s surface
erosion process by which natural forces move weathered rock/soil
mechanical weathering breaking rocks into pieces
chemical weathering breaking down rocks with chemical changes
abrasion grinding away of rock by other rock particles
ice wedging the freezing & thawing of water widens and deepens cracks in rocks
permeable If water can get through it, it's permeable small particles
sediment material moved and deposited by weathering and erosion
deposition changes in the shape of land due to sediments
mass movement gravity causing sediment to move downhill
slump a mass of rock/soil that slips down a slope
clump VERY SLOW downhill movement of rock/soil; can tilt gravestones, fences & trees
landslide most destructive mass movement of rock/soil; happens quickly
Created by: fkiefer