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Mass movement

The movement of rock fragments down an incline as a result of gravity

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Creep

Slow, downhill movement of rock and soil; it will cause fixed objects such as trees, fence posts, light poles in the soil to lean downhill

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Mud flow

Clay and slit saturated with water flow rapidly down downhill

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Landslide

Sudden movement of loose soil and soil down a slope of a hill, mountain, or cliff

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Slump

A mass of loosened rock and soil moves down hill in one large chuck

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Avalanche

A mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside

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Abrasion

Rocks get worn down and smoothed mostly by blowing sand

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Dune

Sand is deposited by the wind

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Glacier

Very large moving masses of ice

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Valley glacier

Form in valleys in mountainous area

Flow down hill like a thick liquid

Carve and widen in a valley

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Continental glacier

Covers a continental sized area
Formed in very cold, Polar regions