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Flashcards - NES General Science: Erosion, Weathering & Wasting

Flashcards - NES General Science: Erosion, Weathering & Wasting
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Thermal expansion
Thermal expansion is the tendency of matter to change in shape, area, and volume in response to a change in temperature, through heat transfer
Crop rotation
Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar or different types of crops in the same area in sequenced seasons
earthflow
An earthflow is a downslope viscous flow of fine-grained materials that have been saturated with water and moves under the pull of gravity
slump
A slump is a form of mass wasting that occurs when a coherent mass of loosely consolidated materials or rock layers moves a short distance down a slope
Sheet erosion
In earth science, erosion is the action of surface processes that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location
minerals
A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound

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