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soil

TermDefinition
weathering the breaking down of rocks
mechanical weathering breaking down of rocks through pressure
chemical weathering breaking down of rocks by means of changing the composition
abrasion breaking of rocks by means of friction
deposition the setting down of sediment
humus the top layer of soil that contains many nutrients
soil profile the soil horizons in a specific location; a cross section of soil layers that displays all soil horizons
soil horizon a soil layer with physical and chemical properties that differ from those layers above and below it
sediment tiny pieces of broken rock
erosion the movement of rock through wind and water
Created by: Ms. Long 6