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Earth's Surface

TermDefinition
delta A landform at the mouth of a river made by the sand, silt, soil, and rocks deposited by moving water
deposition The process in which water, wind, or ice build up the earth's surface by dropping sediment in new locations
erosion The process in which gravity, water, ice, and wind move sediment from one place to another on the earth's surface
mouth Where a river meets a lake, valley, or ocean
river A body of flowing water that empties into an ocean, valley, lake, or another river
riverbed The bottom of a river
sediment Materials, such as sand, silt, soil, and rocks, that have been carried along and deposited by water, wind, or ice
slope The inclined surface of a hill or mountain
source Where a river begins
freshwater water found in rivers, lakes, and groundwater
groundwater the water in soil and porous rocks underground
spring a small stream of water flowing naturally from the earth
weathering the breakdown of large rock into smaller pieces of rock
glacier a large, slow moving sheet of ice
earthquake a sudden movement of Earth's crust along a fault
sinkhole a natural hole that forms in the Earth's surface as a result of weathering
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