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Weathering and Erosion

E. Brand

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1.Occurs when a mass of rock slides rapidly downslope along planes of weakness
5.Rock appears stretched and has fractures
6.Break down of rock material
8.Changes size and shape of the rock
11.Formed from preexisting rock subjected to heat and pressure
15.The extremely slow movement of soil down a slope
19.Type of mass movement that involves the detachment and movement of a small block of rock from a cliff face to its base.
20.A type of landscape in rainy regions where there is limestone near the surface
22.Rocks formed by the cooling of molten rock (either magma or lava) (2 Words)
23.The process by which sediments are laid down in a new location
25.The layer of rock and mineral fragments produced by weathering
26.Deepens crack of rock because it freezes
27.A sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
2.Accumulation of broken down rock material; occurs as layers called strata
3.The downhill movement of rock and soil because of gravity
4.Ability of rock or soil to allow water to flow through it
7.Transformation of rock into new substance (2 Words)
9.Transport of broken down rock material
10.Occurs when a mass of rock or sediment moves downhill or sediment moves downhill along a curved surface
12.Water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground
13.Fformed in layers contain plant and animal remains,
14.A depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
16.Slow-moving downslope movement of water-saturated, clay-rich sediment
17.The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces.
18.The movement of land downhill powered by gravity
21.Quickly moving downhill flow of soil and rock fragments containing a large amount of water
24.A fine-grained unstratified accumulation of clay and silt deposited by the wind

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