Erosion
Water
Mass Movement
Vocabulary
Miscelaneous

100

What is the process of breaking down rock into smaller pieces
Weathering

100

What is a loop or bend in a river
What is a meander?

100

What is a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
landslide

100

What is the unsorted glacial sediment that is deposited ahead of a glacier called?
What is glacial till?

100

a crescent shaped lake formed when a loop of a river is cut off
oxbow lake

200

What is the moving of weathered material
Erosion

200

What is a large mass of moving ice
glacier

200

What is a landslide that occurs when loose soil and rock are mixed with water
mudslide

200

a mass of sand deposited by the wind
dune

200

This river has a gentle slope, lots of meanders, lots of tributaries, erodes the river channel wider instead of deeper
What is a mature/old river?

300

What is the dropping of sediment into a new location
deposition

300

What is a large area of flat land near a river that often floods and contains fertile soil
floodplain

300

a hollow place in the ground, specifically a natural underground space large enough for a human to enter

What is a cave?

300

a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake

coastline

300

What happens to erosion when there is lots of vegetation on a hill?
It slows erosion/ There is less erosion

400

What is a triangular shaped area of land formed by deposition at the mouth of a river
delta

400

These form where the rock below the land surface is limestone or other carbonate rock, salt beds, or in other soluble rocks, such as gypsum, that can be dissolved naturally by circulating ground water.  The ground above the empty space collapses into the hole.

What is a sinkhole?

400

What is the force responsible for mass movement
gravity

400

a long depression in the land that usually contains a river or glacier
What is a valley?

400

begin high up in the mountains  in bowl-shaped hollows called cirques

What are alpine glaciers?

500

What is small pieces of weathered rock such as gravel, sand and pebbles
Sediment

500

What is a deep valley with steep sides often carved by a river called?
What is a canyon?

500

What is when soil or rock move downhill very, very slowly
creep

500

continuous masses of ice---- called ice fields or ice sheets. 

What are continental glaciers?

500

a long hill of sediment deposited by a glacier
What is a moraine?