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moraine
a ridge- like mass of rock, gravel, sand, and clay carried and deposited by a glacier
glacier
a huge, slow moving mass of snow and ice
loess
fine-grained, mineral-rich loam, dust, or slilt deposited by wind
sediment
small particles of soil, sand, and gravel carried and deposited by water
erosion
the movement of weathered materials usually caused by water, wind, and glaciers
acid rain
rain with high concentrations of chemicals that kills plant and animal life and eats away at the surface of the stone and rock
chemical weathering
the process by which the actual chemical stucture of rock is changed
mechanical weathering
the actual breaking up or physical wakening of rock by forces such as ice and roots
weathering
the chemical or mechanical process by which rock is gradually broken down
deposition
the third stage of mountain transformation. the laying down of loosened rock fragments by wind, water, ice, and glaciers