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Mass Movement

TermDefinition
Deposition The process in which sediment is laid down in new locations
Erosion The process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weathered rock and soil
Sediment Earth´s materials deposited by erosion
Creep The very slow downhill movement of rock and soil
Slump When a mass of rock and soil suddenly slips down a slope in one large mass
Mudslide The rapid downhill movement of a mixture of water, rock, and soil
Landslide The most destructive kind of mass movement which occurs when rock and soil slide quickly down a steep slope
Mass Movement Any one of several processes by which gravity moves sediment downhill
Gravity The force that moves rocks and other materials downhill
Created by: quirogab490