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erosion

is the process that wears away the earth's surface of material and moves one from another.

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Glacier

moving mass of ice and snow.

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Till

mixture of different sized sediments that are carried along.

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Creep

when sediments slowly inch there way down a hill.

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Slump

mass movement that happens when loose materials or rock layers slip down a slope.

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Rock slide

Mass movement of rock down a steep slope-fast.

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Mudslide

Thick mixture of sediments & water moving down a slope

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Abrasion

wind blown particles strike rock and erode it, like a sand blaster.

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Deflation

removal of small particles by wind. Flows away.

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Meander

curve cut into a stream channel and forms lakes

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Drainage basin

Is the land area wear a stream gets its water.

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Alluvial fan

triangle shaped deposeits of sediments. looks like a fan at bottom

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Moraine

Till is deposited and the front of the glacier in a long the ridge.

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Striations

Deep grooves left behind on bedrock after a glacier has moved through

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Loess

deposits of grained sediments brought by wind a long time ago.

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Delta

Sediments carried and deposited into a gulf, lake, or ocean.

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deposition

is the droping of sediments in a new location.

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Wind break

snow trapped and trees planted to reduce wind erosion.