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Chapter 12 and 13 Crossword

Adam Moler

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1.process by which the products are transported
3.______ is the construction of steplike ridges that follow the contours of a slope field
4.extremely slow downhill movement of weathered rock material
10.layer of a soil profile
11.process in which liquid water changes into water vapor
13.process in which sheets of rock peel or flake as a result of weathering
16."almost flat"
17.a dark, organic material
19.chemical weathering process in which minerals react with carbonic acid
23.used to determine the composition of these soil layers
24.the path that a stream follows
26.______ is the collection of fragments at the base of the slope
31.water soked deep into the soil and rock ungerground
33.sudden movement of masses of loose rock and soil down the slope of a hill, mountain, or cliff
35.water flows over the land into rivers
36.______ are curved cracks parallel to the surface
37.crops are planted in alterate bands
42.chemical reaction between water and another substance
43.are flat or gently sloped surfaces generally not high above sea level
46.process in which rock is broken down as a result of a chemical reactions
47.when water vapor rises in the atmosphere it expands and cools giving you ______
48.movement of fragments down a slope
49.process in which water carries dissolved minerals to lower lyrics of rocks.
50.process in which parallel layers of topsoil are stripped away
51.______ is formed bye plowed up furrows washed away with rainfall, the the furrow becomes larger forming a small gully
52.______ is feldspar combined with water
2.chemical cobination of metalic elements with oxygen
5.fall of rock form a steep cliff
6.mechanical weathering caused by freezing water that seeps in the cracks of rocks
7.rideges or elevated regions of high ground that seperate watersheds
8.cycle of water movement
9.slow downslope flow of wet, muddy topsoil over frozen or clay-ruch subsoil
12.a river system is made up of a main stream and all the feeder streams, called ______
14.process that changes the physical form of rocks
15.downhill movement of a large block of soil under the influence of gravity
18.rock from which the soil was weathered
20.layer of weathered rock fragments covering mcuh of the earth's surface
21.process by which water falls from clouds to the earth's surface as rain, snow, sleet, and hail
22.change in physical form or chemical composition of rock at earth's surface
25.the different physical features of earth's surface is also known as..
27.Is the capture of a stream in one watershep by a stream with a higer rate of erosion in another watershed
28.the soil is plowed in circular bands that follow the contour, or shape, of the land
29.when mesas ultimately erode down to small, narrow-topped formations it is now a ______
30.farmers plant one type of crop one year and a different type the next
32.______ is soil resulting from the deposit of this material
34.knobs of hard rock, such as granite
38.areas receiving less than 65 cm of rain a year
39.high-elevation flat surfaces
40.steep landforms of very high elevations
41.thick infertile soils produced in tropical climates
42.the begining of a stream
44.areas receiving more than 65 cm of rain each year
45.erosion may disect plateaus into smaller, tablelike areas called ______

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