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science chp 3. 4-6

science chpt 3. 4-6

glacier A large mass of moving ice and snow on land.
moraine A ridge formed by the till deposited at the edge of a glacier.
kettle A small depression that forms when a chunk of ice is left in glacial till.
Valley glacier A long, narrow path that forms when snow and ice build up in a mountain valley.
Continental glacier A glacier that covers much of a continent or large island.
Ice age One time in the past when continental glaciers covered large parts of earths surface.
plucking The process by which a glacier picks up rocks as it flows over the land.
till The sediments deposited directly by a glacier.
beach Wave-washed sediment along a coast.
longshore drift The movement of water and sediment down a beach caused by waves coming into shore at an angle.
spit A beach formed by long shore lift that projects like a finger out into the water.
deflation Wind erosion that moves surface materials.
sand dune A deposit of wind- blown sand.
loess A wind formed deposit made of fine particles of clay and silt.
Created by: levis