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Weathering

the process that breaks down rock and other materials on the earth's surface.

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when wedges if ice in rocks widen or deepen in the cracks

ice wedging

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where the agents of erosion, deposit lay down sediment

deposition

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tropical zone

the area near the equator that is 23.5* north and 23.5* south latitude

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the side of the mountain that gets rain or snow

Winward

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Erosion

the removal of particles by wind, water, ice or gravity.

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the process that breaks rocks down by chemical changes

chemical weathering

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the force that moves rocks or objects downhill

gravity

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Polar Zone

the extending from 66.5* to 90* north and 23.5* south latitude

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the side of the mountain that barely gets hit by rain or snow.

Leeward

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Uniformitarianism

the subject geologists use to base inferences on

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where iron combines with oxygen in the presence of water

Oxidation

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moves sediment downhill

mass movement

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Temperate Zone

The area between the tropical and polar zones

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sea and land breezes that change direction

monsoon

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mechanical weathering

the weather where rock is broken down into tinier little pieces

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where a material with air spaces allow water to seep through it

permeable

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the average year after year temperature, winds, clouds in an area

climate

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Marine Climate

relatively mild winters and cool summers

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 forests with large amounts of rainfall

rain forest

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abrasion

the grinding of rock by rock particles carried away by ice, water,wind or gravity

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the material moved by erosion

sediment

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a small area with a climate condition that differ from those around it

microclimate

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Continential Climate

More extreme than marine climate

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a different type of rain forest

savanna

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