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US Geography

Erosion, Land forms, Geography

sediments pieces of weathered rock such as sand, deposited by wind, water, and ice
deposition the settling of sediments
valley a low area between mountains where a stream or glacier flows.
delta a fan shaped deposit of earth materials at the mouth of a stream
beach an area of sand and other sized rocks between the low and high tide levels at a coast or lake
prairie (plain) a low, flat area of Earth's surface that is often formed by flat lying sediments. Mostly covered by grasses.
volcano an opening in Earth's crust where lava, cinders, ash, and gases come to the surface
fault a break in Earth's crust along which blocks of rock move past each other
plateau a high, nearly level, uplifted area composed of horizontal layers of rock
mountain a high, steeply sloped area where rock has been uplifted along a fault or created by a volcano
erosion the moving of weathered pieces of rock and soil from one place to another by wind, water, ice, or human efforts
river a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the ocean
Created by: MrsMinigh



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