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Denudation

Is the process of wearing away rock or soil by weathering and erosion

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Weathering

The breakdown and decay of rocks that are exposed to the weather

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Erosion

The breakdown or rocks and the removal of the particles that result

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Scree

Sharp jagged pieces of rock that break of and build up

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Bedding plane

Horizontal lines

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Alluvium

Material transported and deposited by a river when it floods. This is very fertile soil.