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Science Vocab Ch. 9

Erosion and Deposition; Lessons 1 - 3

TermDefinition
Erosion ... is the removal of weathered material from one location to another.
Deposition ... is the laying down or settling of eroded material.
Meander A ... is a broad, C-shaped curve in stream.
Longshore Current A ... is a current that flows parallel to the shoreline.
Delta A ... is a large deposit of sediment that forms where a stream enters a large body of water.
Abrasion ... is the grinding away of rock or other surfaces as particles carried by the wind, water, or ice scrape against them.
Dune A ... is a pile of windblown sand.
Loess ... is a crumbly, windblown deposit of silt and clay.
Mass Wasting ... is the downhill movement of a large mass of rocks or soil because of the pull of gravity.
Landslide For example, a ... is the rapid downhill movement of soil, loose rocks, and boulders.
Talus ... is a pile of angular rocks and sediment from a rockfall, like the pile of rock at the base of the hill in Figure 19.
Glacier A ... is a large mass of ice that formed on land and moves slowly across Earth's surface.
Till ... is a mixture of various sizes of sediment deposited by a glacier.
Moraine For example, a ... is a mound or ridge of unsorted sediment deposited by a glacier.
Outwash ... is layered sediment deposited by streams of water that flow from a melting glacier.
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