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EROSION
is the process by witch natual forces move weathered rock and soil from one place to another
SEDIMENT
the material moved by erosion
DEPOSITATION
occurs when the agents of erosion lay down sediment
WEATHERING, EROSION, DEPOSITATION
act together in a cycle that wears down and builds up earths surface
GRAVITY
is the force that moves rock and other materials downhill
MASS MOVMENT
any one of several processes that moves sediment downhill
DIFFERENT TYPES OF MASS MOVEMENT
slump, creep, mudslides, and landslides
LANDSLIDE
the most destructive type of mass movement is a ______.
MUDFLOWS
a rapid downhill movement of a mixture of rock, water, and soil
SLUMP
a mass of rock and soil suddenly slips down a slope
CREEP
very slow movement of downhill movement
MOVING WATER
is the major agent of the erosion that has shaped the earth's land surface
RUNOFF
is all the remaining water that moves over earths surface
RILLS
as runoff travels it forms little grooves in the soil called _______.
GULLY
is a large groove or channel in the soil that carries runoff after the thunderstorm