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Earth's Surface Ch.

TermDefinition
Erosion The process by which water,ice,wind,or Gravity moves weathered particles of rock and soil
Sediment Small , solid pieces of material that comes from rocks
Deposition Process by which sediment is laid down
Gravity The attractive force between objects, the force that moves objects down hill
Mass movement Anyone of several processes by which moves sediment downhill
Glacier Any large mass of ice that moves slowly over land
Ice age Time in Earth's history which glaciers covered large parts of the surface
Till The sediments deposited directly by a glacier
Continental glacier Continuous masses of ice that are much larger than alpine glaciers.
Valley glacier usually originating in a cirque at a valley head or in a plateau ice cap and flowing downward between the walls of a valley.
Plucking take hold of (something) and quickly remove it from its place; pick.
Moraine Any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (soil and rock) that occurs in currently glaciated
Kettle a container or device in which water is boiled, having a lid, spout, and handle; a teakettle
Created by: kam11976