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abrasion
erosion that involves wearing away of rocks due to force of smaller particles against them
creep
mass movement of sediments in a downward direction
deflation
transportation of smaller particles away from an area by wind
deposition
end result of erosion...sediment left behind after an erosional force loses its power
erosion
process in which materials are worn away and removed from one location to another
glacier
enormous block of ice and snow whose weight causes it to move in a downhill direction
loess
large deposits of fine sediment removed from its source and transported by the wind
mass movement
erosion type in which large quantities of loose material either rush or slowly move downhill due to gravity
moraine
large mass of rubble created and left behind by a glacier moving through a land mass
plucking
type of glacial erosion in which freezing water located in cracks of rocks expands and breaks off in pieces of rock that get snagged and transported by the glacier
slump
a movement of a very large chunk of rock downhill which cuts a path down the slope it travels
till
byproducts of glacial erosion composed of boulders, clay, sand, and silt