The process by which natural forces move weathered rock and soil from one place to another.
Occurs where the agents of erosion, deposit, or lay down, sediment.
The material moved by erosion.
Any one of several processes by which gravity moves sediment downhill.
The most destructive kind of mass movement, which occurs when rock and soil slide quickly down a steep slope.
The rapid downhill movement of a mixture of water, rock, and soil.
When a mass of rock and soil suddenly slips down a slope.
The very slow downhill movement of rock and soil.
Water that moves over Earth's surface.
A tiny groove in soil made by flowing water.
A large channel in soil formed by erosion.
A channel through which water is continually flowing downhill.
A stream or smaller river that feeds into a main river.
The flat, wide area of a land along a river.
A loop-like bend in the course of a river.
A meander that has been cut off from the river.
formed when a river flows onto a flat valley and the river's water slows down, depositing sediment in a wide fan shape.
Sediment deposited where a river enters an ocean or lake and its water stops flowing.
water that has soaked into the ground after rainfall or snow melts.
Any large mass of ice that moves slowly over land.
A glacier that covers much of a continent or large island.
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up high in a mountain valley.
A process when a glacier flows over the land it picks up rocks.
The grinding away of rock by other rock particles carried in water, ice, or wind.
Wind removes surface materials.
A part of the shore that sticks out into the ocean.
An area of wave-washed sediment along a coast.
When waves repeatedly hit the beach, some of the beach sediment moves down the beach in a zig zag pattern with the current.
Fine, wind-deposited sediment.
A beach formed by longshore drift that projects like a finger out into the water
Formed when waves carrying sand build up long ridges of sand parallel to the shore.
Forms when wind blows away the smaller sediment or sand and leaves behind larger rock, too big to move, leaving hard, flat surface.
the mixture of sediments that a glacier deposits directly on the surface of the earth.
the force that moves rock and other materials downhill
the area from which a river and its tributaries collect their water.
when a valley glacier suddenly slides downhill more quickly than normal.
a ridge formed when the till is deposited at the edges of a glacier
the ridge of till at the farthest point reached by a glacier.
Water from waves coming up onto a beach.
eroded limestone that hangs like an icicle from the roof of a cave.
eroded limestone that builds up into a cone shape from the cave floor.
a cavity in the ground, especially in limestone bedrock, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground.
A deposit of wind-blown sand
A small depression that forms when a chunk of ice is left in glacial till
The shape of a valley formed by the erosion of a glacier
a bowl-shaped hollow eroded by a glacier
glaciers may leave behind large lakes in long basins
a sharp ridge separating two cirques
Forms when the level of the sea rises, filling a valley once cut by a glacier
glaciers carve away the sides of a mountain resulting in a peak
an arch formed by wave erosion when caves on opposite sides of a headland unite
column of rock remaining after the collapse of a sea arch
created by waves undercutting at base of a sea cliff
A coastal cliff cut by wave action at the base of a rocky coast.