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erosion/definitionar

TermDefinition
erosion the proses in which watter or wind cares particals of rock away
sediment small soil pecces of matter that come from rocks
decomposition the prosses in which sedimeny is moved to a new location
gravite the attract force of between objects
mass movement any several proselytes where sediment moves down hill
runoff water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground
rill tiny grooves in soil made by water
gully a large channel in soil that cares runoff after a rainstorm
stream a channel that which water is constantly runing down hill
tributary a stream or river that flows into a larger river
flood plain the flat long area of land along a river
meander a loop like bend in the course of a river
oxbow lake a meander cut off of a river
delta a land form made of sediment that is deposited were a river flows into an ocean
alluvial fan a wide sloping deposit of sediment formed were a stream leaves a mountain range
ground water water that fills the cracks and spaces in under ground soil and rock layer
stalactite an icicle-like structure that hangs from a ceiling of a cavern
stalagmite a comedlike from the ground upward from the floor of a cavern
karst topoghrphy a region in which a layer of limestone close to the surface creating deep valleys caverns and sinkholes
glacier any large mass of ice that moves slowly over land
continental glacier a glacier that covers most of a continent or large island
ice age time in which history wher glaciers covered large parts of the surface
valley glacier a large narrow glacier that formes when snow and ice build up
plucking the process in which glacier pick up roots of plants as it flows over land
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