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EROSION NOTES EROSION: The process by which weathered rock and soil particles are moved from one place to another.

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1 EROSION NOTES EROSION: The process by which weathered rock and soil particles are moved from one place to another.

2 DEPOSITION The process by which sediments are laid down in new locations

3 GRAVITY Pulls rock and soil down slopes It is also called mass wasting

4 WIND Wind is most active agent of erosion in deserts, in plowed fields and on beaches It can create sand dunes

5 RUNNING WATER Running water is the major cause of erosion Examples: – Rivers – Streams – Rain water runoff

6 GLACIERS Glacial ice erodes by abrasion and by carrying sediments with them as they move

7 WAVES Powerful forces of waves constantly erodes and shapes the shoreline – Creates: sea cliffscaves beachessand bars


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