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Process in which surface materials are worn away and transported from one place to another by agents such as gravity, water,
Erosion
Dropping of sediments that occur when an agent of erosion can no longer carry its load.
Deposition
A type of mass movement in which sediments move downslope very slowly; common in areas of freezing and thawing, and can cause walls, trees, and fences to lean downhill
Creep
A mass movement that occurs when a mass of material moves down a curved slope.
Slump
Any type of erosion that occurs as gravity moves materials downslope.
Mass movement
Large, moving masses of snow and ice that change large areas of Earth's surface.
Glacier
Process that adds gravel, sand, and boulders to glacier's bottom and sides as water freezes and thaws, breaking off pieces surrounding rock.
Plucking
Mixture of different sized sediments that is dropped from a retreating glacier and can cover huge areas of land.
Till
Large ridge of rocks and soil deposited by a glacier when it stops moving forward.
Moraine
Material deposited by meltwater from a glacier.
Outwash
Book G chapter 3 vocabulary Quiz
Erosional forces
Science Book H chapter 3 vocabulary
Erosional Forces