Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Weathering & Erosion

Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Weathering & Erosion
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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
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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
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weathering
Weathering is the breaking down of rocks, soil and minerals as well as wood and artificial materials through contact with the Earth's atmosphere, waters and biological organisms
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weathering
Weathering is the breaking down of rocks, soil and minerals as well as wood and artificial materials through contact with the Earth's atmosphere, waters and biological organisms
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
moraine
A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris that occurs in both currently and formerly glaciated regions on Earth , through geomorphological processes
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

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