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water that flows back into ocean after wave has broken
backwash
distance a wave travels
fetch
turn, bend, or wind in a river
meander
u-shaped lake formed by river erosion
oxbow
state in which small, light particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid or solid
suspension
pulling and rolling of large rocks by wind
traction
in constructive waves, the ______ is stronger than the __________. Destructive waves are vice versa
swash, backwash
finest sediment is found:
mouth of river
pyramidal peak formed when a glacier erodes a mountain on three or more sides
horn
downhill movement of rock and sediment caused by gravity
mass wasting
accumulation of unsorted rock and sediment deposited by a glacier
moraine
groove or scratch
striation
angular pile of broken rock found at the bottom of a mountain
talus
warning sign of frequent rockfall
talus
slanted telephone poles are evidence of _____
creeps
types of slope failure
slides, slumps, falls
slurry flows ______
move more quickly than granular flows
made of small, rich, nurient rich soil
loamy
large, fertile deposit of mostly silt carried long distances by wind
loess
when wind lifts sediment off the ground and carries it a short distance
saltation
velocity at which sediment is carried by wind
terminal fall velocity
velocity required to to transport sediment by wind
treshold velocity
row of trees or shrubs used to reduce the force of wind
windbreak
what causes wind erosion
planting vegetation