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Weathering The process of breaking or wearing away of rock; produces sediments
Erosion The process of moving or carrying away sediment
Deposition The process of dropping sediment into a new area
Identify the agents of weathering, erosion, and deposition. WWI - wind, water, and ice
Which process is responsible for the formation of a sand dune? Deposition of sediment by wind
Which process is responsible for the formation of a valley? Weathering and erosion by ice (glacier)
Which process is responsible for the formation of a delta? Erosion and deposition of sediment by water (river)
Whcih process is responsible for the formation of a canyon? Weathering and erosion by water (river)
Identify rapid changes to Earth's surface. volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis
How does a volcano change the surface of Earth? By creating new land.
How does an earthquake change the surface of Earth? By cracking or breaking the land.
How does a landslide change the surface of Earth? By the land sliding and leaving only part of the land.
How does a tsunami change the surface of Earth? By weathering and eroding the land. The waves will erode the land and deposit the sediments somewhere else.
Identify slow changes to Earth's surface. weathering, erosion, and desposition
Created by: tamansfield2