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Weathering, Soil, & Mass Movements Ch.5

Cidney Andersen

This crossword puzzle is chapter 5's vocabulary words. Cidney Andersen March 9th, 2013 Bell 4 LITHOSPHERIC PROCESSES AND FORCES #1 (crossword)

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1.mudflow is _____ moving downhill flow of soil and rock fragments containing a large amount of water
4.the downward slipping of a mass of rock/unconsolidated material moving as a unit along a _____ surface is slump.
6.soil of_____regions characterized by the accumulation of iron oxides and aluminum rich clays in the B horizon is pedalfer.
7.slow-moving downslope movement of _____-saturated, clay-rich sediment, most characteristic of humid regions is earth flow.
8.a _____section through a soil showing its succession of horizons and the underlying parent material is soil profile
9.type of weathering caused by____pressure on a rock surface, allowing slabs of outer rock to break off in layers is exfoliation
12.a combination of mineral & _____matter, water and air,(portion of the regolith that supports plant growth) is soil.
13.the layer of rock and mineral fragments that covers Earths surface almost everywhere is______
14.______ occurs when a mass of rock slides rapidly downslope along planes of weakness
16.Laterite is a highly leached soil type found in the tropics that is rich in oxides of iron and aluminum. what color is laterite?
18.______occurs when rocks or rock fragments fall freely through the air common on steep slopes
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2.a layer of soil that has identifiable characteristics produced by ______ _______ and other soil-forming processes is soil horizon. (2 Words)
3.the mechanical breakup of rock caused by the expansion of freezing_____in cracks and crevices is frost wedging
5.mechanical weathering is the physical disintegration of rock resulting in_____fragments
10.the processes by which the _____structure of a mineral is altered by the removal/addition of elements is chemical weathering
11.the downslope movement of rock, regolith, and soil under the direct infuence of ____ is mass movement.
15.the____downhill movement of soil and regolith is creep.
17.soil associated with____regions and characterized by an accumulation of calcium carbonate in the upper horizons is pedocal
19.an accumulation of rock debris at the base of a_____ is talus

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