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Flashcards - Weathering, Erosion & Deposition

Flashcards - Weathering, Erosion & Deposition
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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
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Glaciers
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation over many years, often centuries
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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
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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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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
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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
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
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
Glaciers
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation over many years, often centuries
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
physical characteristics
Human physical appearance is the outward phenotype or look of human beings
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
cirque
A cirque is an amphitheatre-like valley formed by glacial erosion
glacial erratics
A glacial erratic is a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests
glacial till
Till or glacial till is unsorted glacial sediment
minerals
A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound

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