Landforms vocabulary

Term Definition
constructive processes are processes that create landfoms
destructive processes are processes that destroy landforms
weathering is the process that break down rocks at or near the surface of the earth
erosion is the movement of sediments and soil by wind, water, ice , and gravity
watershed is all the water flows over or through before reaching a lake or a river
deposition is the dropping, or depositing, of sediments by water, wind, or ice
landslides are mass or movements of land due to gravity
volcanoes are mountains with openings in earth's crust through with magma, gasses, and ash reach earth's surface. when they erupt they change the surface of the earth
earthquakes are vibrations on earths surface caused by sudden movement in earth, often along a fault
floods occur when a large amount of water covers land that is usually dry
natural resources are materials that people can take or use from the earth
pollution is anything that harms the natural enviorment
conservation is the wise use of resources

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