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1
Q

What is soil?

A

a mixture of weathered rock particles

2
Q

What type of climate produces the best soil for crops?

A

Temperate

3
Q

What is the process of breaking rocks into sediments?

A

Weathering

4
Q

What is the process of moving sediments?

A

Erosion

5
Q

What is the process of placing sediments in a new location?

A

Deposition

6
Q

How are sediments eroded?

A

Water, wind, and ice

7
Q

What is the downhill movement of masses of rock and soil?

A

mass wasting

8
Q

What two things does mass wasting depend on?

A

type of material and speed of movement

9
Q

What are sudden, fast movement of rock and soil?

A

Landslides

10
Q

What is the movement of debris and large amounts of rain?

A

Mudflow

11
Q

What is a single unit of soil that drops after a heavy rain?

A

slump

12
Q

What is the slowest form of mass wasting that is seen by tilted objects that have moved because the soil moved?

A

Creep