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Erosion
The movement of sediments
Sediment
The stuff broken down by weathering and moved by weathering
Mass Movement
The erosion of a bunch of stuff at once. A good example is a rockfall.
Erosional landforms
Landforms caused by erosion
Meander
A landform caused bu a bend in the river
Ground water
Water that soaks into the soil from precipitation.
Energy
The force to do anything.
Potential energy
The amount of energy that somthing has
Flood Plain
The area that is flat and gets flooded by a river if the flow is too high.
Oxbow Lake
A lake made by a Meander.
Differentail Weathering
The differnt's speed's of Weathering
Waterfall
Water falling because of differential weathering
Radiometric Waves
The form that radiatoion travesc.
Renewable Energy Source
Energy source that will replace itself after you use it.
Radioactive
An atom that will randomly shoot out a neutron, changing the atom.
Radio active
somthing that will kick out a neutron
Unrenewable energy source
A source that won't replace itself or dosen't get replaced at all.
Half Life
how long half radioactive material will lose a neutron
Glaicer
A sheet of ice that is year round coverd in ice. More snow has to fall then melt, so it is only found in High Altitude and near the poles.
Iceberg
A part of the Glaicer that broke off and is in the Ocean
KT boundary
the 2nd mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs
Great Dying
The 1st mass extintion where 90% of all living things died.
Water Cycle
The movment of water through evaporation, Condesation,and precipitation
Mold
teddy bear
Evaporation
Water that turns into gas.
Humitity
How much water vapor in the Air
Greenhouse Gases
The gases thatdirect heat infared raditotion to Earth
Methane
A greenhousegas. It comes from farts and burps. A main contributar is cows and my Uncle John
Squirrel
rabbit
roadkill
Pollutant
Somthing that shouldn't be there or has to much.
Ozone
a oxogen atom with 3 atoms in it. blocks all of the extremly harmfu harmful UV-A, most of the harmful UV-B
CFC
A chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is an organic compound that contains only carbon, chlorine, hydrogen and fluorine and destroys ozone
Condensation
Water Vapor changing into droplets of Ice and water to make clouds
Precipitation
The water that condensed falling to Earth
Types of precipitation
Hail,Sleet,Rain,Snow,And Freezing Rain
Hail
Hail form in Tstorms because the updrafts and downdrafts carry them.
Rain
The most common precpitation, it is liquid water that fell from clouds
Sleet
precipitatiuon that was water, not yo momma, but froze before it hit the ground
Snow
precipitation that was frozen the whole time falling
Freezing rain
water that froze when it touch a sufce on the ground