Chap16_Erosion_rivers_sakai

Chap16_Erosion_rivers_sakai - Water is a major agent of...

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Water is a major agent of weathering because of its property that, when it freezes, it ______________. (A) evaporates (B) expands in volume (C) turns brown (D) stays in liquid form (E) turns acidic
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_______ must take place FIRST during the denudation of a landscape. (A) Land slide (B) Mud flow (C) Mass wasting (D) Erosion (E) Weathering
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The weakening of rock by the various types of chemical weathering takes place best in _________. (A) polar regions (B) upland montane forests (C) humid regions (D) limestone regions (E) arid lands
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Mass wasting occurs because the angle of repose is exceeded. How can that happen?
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External Processes Erosion
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Denudation Lowering of continental surfaces through Weathering disintegration in place Mass wasting disintegration and short distance down slope movement Erosion disintegration and long distance transport
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Erosion disintegration, removal and transport of fragments of rock, rock particles or soil Deposition setting down of particles after transport Erosion and Deposition
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Fluvial processes: Running water moving over the land
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