the process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents
erosion
the process of breaking big rocks into little ones. This process usually happens near the surface of the planet
mechanical weathering
the erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, etc., caused by chemical reactions (chiefly with water and substances dissolved in it) rather than by mechanical processes.
chemical weathering
is caused by the repeated freeze-thaw cycle of water in extreme climates. Most rocks have small cracks in them, called joints (or, tectonic joints). When it rains, rainwater seeps into these joints. As the day cools and temperatures at night drop below freezing, the water inside the joints freezes.
frost wedging
an area damaged by scraping or wearing away.
abrasion
the process of rocks wearing there old surface off
exfoliation
the chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water.
hydrolysis
ainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes. The main cause is the industrial burning of coal and other fossil fuels, the waste gases from which contain sulfur and nitrogen oxides, which combine with atmospheric water to form acids.
acid rain
the process or result of oxidizing or being oxidized.
oxidation
the movement of surface material caused by gravity.
mass movement
move slowly and carefully, especially in order to avoid being heard or noticed.
creep
a fluid or hardened stream or avalanche of mud.
mud flow
separate or be separated into parts
divide
an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain, melting snow, or ice converges to a single point at a lower elevation, usually the exit of the basin
drainage basin
particles in a flowing fluid (usually water) that are transported along the bed.
bed load
allow (a liquid, gas, or other substance) to flow out from where it has been confined.
discharge
a river thats conected to other rivers
river system
a mixture in which particles are dispersed throughout the bulk of a fluid.
suspension
an increase or decrease in the magnitude of a property (e.g., temperature, pressure, or concentration) observed in passing from one point or moment to another.
gradient
the maximum amount that something can contain.
capacity
a curved lake formed at a former oxbow where the main stream of the river has cut across the narrow end and no longer flows around the loop of the bend.
oxbow lake
a winding curve or bend of a river or road.
meander
an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding.
flood plain
the ability to do something successfully or efficiently.
competence
a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth and enters slower-moving or standing water. This occurs where a river enters an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, reservoir, or (more rarely) another river that cannot transport away the supplied sediment
delta
a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.
tributary
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
watershed

Preview of Crossword

Make your own Crossword

Create your own Crossword, and print copies for an entire class. All in 5 minutes.

Icon crossword    Create my Crossword now    

Your Crossword will be in your hands in five minutes.

Related Puzzles

worksheet

Vocab

16 terms
Created on Feb 4, 2016

worksheet

Weathering Erosion Surface Water Vocabulary

28 terms
Created on Feb 10, 2016

worksheet

Water Vocabulary

28 terms
Created on Feb 15, 2016

worksheet

science vocab

22 terms
Created on Feb 20, 2016

worksheet

Weathering

28 terms
Created on Mar 6, 2016

worksheet

Geograhpy crossword

21 terms
Created on Mar 24, 2016

worksheet

Hydrology Unit

28 terms
Created on Apr 11, 2016

worksheet

Science L2

20 terms
Created on May 22, 2016

worksheet

River Processes

32 terms
Created on Oct 7, 2016

worksheet

River Landscapes and Processes

15 terms
Created on Oct 7, 2016

worksheet

Weathering and Erosion

28 terms
Created on Oct 27, 2016

worksheet

Glaciers

15 terms
Created on Oct 27, 2016

worksheet

Untitled

15 terms
Created on Oct 28, 2016

worksheet

Biz Crossword

15 terms
Created on Oct 28, 2016

worksheet

Lithosphere Vocabulary

31 terms
Created on Nov 27, 2016

worksheet

Flow of Water Cross Word Puzzle

29 terms
Created on Dec 8, 2016

worksheet

Chapter 2 Vocabulary

37 terms
Created on Jan 2, 2017

worksheet

Chapter 3

25 terms
Created on Jan 24, 2017

worksheet

Chapter 14

19 terms
Created on Feb 1, 2017

worksheet

WEATHERING

22 terms
Created on Feb 14, 2017