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Changes to Texas Land

TermDefinition
Topography A description of land surface area with reference to variation in elevation
Topographic Map Depicts changes in elevation using contour lines, such as mountains and valleys A map of the ocean floor
Weathering The process by which rocks are broken down.
Deposition The process by which gravity, water, wind, and ice deposit weathered and relocated sediment.
Ecoregion A relatively large area that is characterized by distinctive plant and animal communities, climate, and ecological features.
Erosion The process by which rock, sediments, or soil are carried away.
Sediment Earth material that is broken down by processes of weathering; can be eroded and deposited by the agents of water, wind, ice, and gravity.
Western Texas Consists of mostly mountains & basins.
Coastal Plains in the East Are a mix of pine & oak forests, prairies, marshes, and sandy plains.
Central Texas A mix of plains & prairies that become hilly regions & plateaus
Ecoregions are divided by 2 features: Ecologic & Geologic features
Basin A large sunken area of land
Plateau A flat region raised high above surrounding lands on at least one side
Ecologic Features Plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in that region.
Geologic Features Include types of rocks found in the region, physical features like mountains, valleys, plateaus, canyons, and other landforms.
Chemical Weathering breaks down rocks through chemical processes that changes the rocks chemical composition.
Differential Weathering Weathering that occurs at different rates in rocks that results in an uneven surface.
Created by: bliberoni
 

 



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