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sediment
particles or materials formed by the weathering and erosion of rocks or organic materials.
Abrasion
The physical act of scraping, rubbing, grinding or wearing away of rock surfaces and sediments due to movement of solid sediments in an erosional system such as a steam or wind
Breaking Wave
The result of waves dragging on the ocean bottom causing the water in waves to fall forward as the waves bunch together, rise up, and break against the shore.
Chemical Weathering
The process by which chemicals, such as oxygen, acids and water, break down rocks and other Earth materials, resulting in more stable new minerals (chemicals);example - rusting
Delta
The deposit of sediment at the mouth or end of a river or stream where it flows into a quiet body of water such as a lake or ocean.
Erosion
The carrying away of sediment by wind, water, ice and other agents; the process by which sediments are obtained and transported; the wearing away and lowering of Earth's land surface features.