• Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/17

Click to flip

17 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Process of erosion in which wind-blown or waterborne particles, such as sand, scrape against rock surfaces or other materials and wear them away.
ABRASION
a wave whose amplitude reaches a critical level at which some process can suddenly start to occur that causes large amounts of wave energy to be dissipated.
BREAKING WAVE
Process by which rocks and minerals undergo changes in their composition due to chemical reactions with agents such as acids, water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide
CHEMICAL WEATHERING
Triangular deposit usually made up of silt and clay particles, that forms where a stream enters a large body of stream.
DELTA
Movement of weathered materials from one location to another by agents such as water, wind, glaciers and gravity.
EROSION
broad, flat, fertile area extending out from a stream's bank that is covered with water during floods
FLOOD PLAIN
Large, moving mass of ice that forms near earth's poles and in mountainous regions at high elevations
GLACIER
Down slope movement of earth materials, due to gravity, that can occur suddenly or very slowly depending on the weight of the material, its resistance to sliding and whether it can trigger m such as an earthquake, is invoked
MASS MOVEMENT
bend/curve in a stream
MEANDER
large rocks broken down into smaller and smaller particle sizes.
PHYCIAL WEATHERING
In the zone of breaking waves, deposited sediments can create a series of mounds
SANDBAR
Solid particles deposited on earth's surface that can form sedimentary rocks by process such as weathering, erosion, deposition and lithification
SEDIMENT
a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth / A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
STREAM
A steep-walled valley shaped by glacial erosion into the form of a U.
U-SHAPED VALLEY
A valley whose cross-sectional shape resembles the shape of a V; the valley probably has a river running down the point of the V.
V-SHAPED VALLEY
Land area drained by a stream system.
WATERSHED
Chemical or Mechanical process that breaks down and changes rocks in or near earth’s surface and those rate is influenced such as precipitation and temperature.
WEATHERING