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jetty
a structure built to stop the movement of sand
delta
a flat plain formed by sediments when a river empties into an ocean
glacier
a huge mass of moving ice that forms over land
moraine
rock material carried by a glacier
headland
a natural piece of land that extends out into the water
bay
a body of water that is part;y enclosed by land but has an opening called a mouth connecting to the ocean
terminal moraine
a glacier's largest deposit
valley glaciers
form high in mountain ranges
continental glaciers
found only in Greenland and Antarctica
glacier grooves
grooves left in a rock by a glacier
erractics
large boulders dropped by a glacier
sand dune
piles of sand deposited in one place
erosion
the process by which broken down rock material is carried from one place to another by moving water, wind, or ice.
butte
a narrow topped hill with very steep, clifflike sides
largest river in US
Mississippi
Name three of the Mississippi's tributaries
Missouri, Arkansas, Ohio
weathering
the process by which rock is broken into smaller pieces.
river system
a river and its waterways
sediments
the materials that are carried by moving water