Type
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glacial drift
till
landform
fiord
lagoon
ice age
waves
wind
gradient
snowfield
glacier
erratic
kettle
ground water
aquifer
sink hole
loess
saltation
beach
erosion

Glacial Erosion Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Vally
Till
Moraines
Landforms
Kettles
Horn
Eskers
Erratics
Erosion
Glacial Drift
Deposition
Cirque
Canyon
Arete

Weathering, Erosion and Deposition Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the process by which sediment and other materials are moved from one place to another Erosion
process by which eroded material is dropped deposition
materials carried by a stream load
flat area formed by layers of deposited sediment floodplain
fan shaped pattern where streams deposit their loads delta
a fan shaped deposit that forms on dry land alluvial fan
a place where land and a body of water meet shoreline
water located within the rocks below Earth's surface groundwater
an area of shoreline that is made up of material deposited by waves and currents beach
mounds of wind deposited sand dunes
thick deposits of windblown, fine-grained sediment loess
term for all materials carried and deposited by a glacier Glacial drift
large mass of moving ice that forms by the compacting of snow by natural forces glacier
sudden and rapid movement of a large amount of material downslope landslide

AGENTS OF EROSION Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

ABRASION
BARRIERBEACH
CAVES
CONTINENTAL GLACIER
DEFLATION
DELTA
DEPOSITION
EARTHFLOW
ERRATICS
FLOODPLAIN
GLACIALLAKES
GLACIER
GRAVITY
GULLIES
HANGINGVALLEY
ICEBERG
KETTLELAKE
LANDSLIDES
LOESS
LONGSHORECURRENT
MASSMOVEMENT
MATURERIVER
MEANDERS
MISSISSIPPIRIVER
MISSOURIRIVER
MORAINE
MUDFLOWS
OHIORIVER
OLDRIVER
OXBOWLAKE
RIVERSYSTEM
RUNNINGWATER
SANDDUNES
SEASTACK
SEDIMENT
SLIPFACE
SPIT
TALUS
TILL
TRIBUTARY
VALLEYGLACIER
WAVES
WINDWARD

Chapter 3 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

____plain. Wide valley through which a river flows. FLOOD
A wind-formed deposit made of fine particles of clay and silt. LOESS
Process in which sediment is laid down in new locations. DEPOSITION
The sediments deposited directly by a glacier. TILL
____movement. Any one of several processes by which gravity moves sediment downhill. MASS
____lake. A meander cut off from a river OXBOW
A tiny groove in soil made by flowing water. RILL
____fan. A wide sloping deposit of sediment formed where a stream leaves a mountain range. ALLUVIAL
A small depression that forms when a chunk of ice is left in glacial till. KETTLE
A part of the shore that sticks out into the ocean. HEADLAND
A large channel in soil formed by erosion. GULLY
A looplike bend in the course of a river. MEANDER
Water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground. RUNOFF
A landform made opf sediment that is deposited where a river flows into an ocean or lake. DELTA
____drift. the movement of water and sediment down a beach caused by waves coming into shore at an angle. LONGSHORE
A beach formed by longshore drift that projects like a finger out into the watere. SPIT
Wind erosion that removes surface soil. DEFLATION
The process by which a glacier picks up rocks as it flows over the land. PLUCKING
A channel through which water is continually flowing downhill. STREAM
The amount of sediment that a river carries. LOAD
The process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weathered rock or soil. EROSION
Wave-washed sediment along a coast. BEACH
A large mass of moving ice and snow on land. GLACIER
Sand____. A deposit of wind-blown sand. DUNE
A ridge formed by the till deposited at the edge of a glacier. MORAINE

Glaciers Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

glacial till
plucking
corrie
glacial drift
drumlin
zone of ablation
moraine
horn
arete
glacier

Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The dropping of weathered rock by wind or moving water. deposition
Very small pieces of rock, sand, and silt carried by water. Sediment
A hill's _______ affects how gravity will act on it. slope
The process of moving weathered rock from one place to another. erosion
This causes rocks and sediment to slide down mountains and cliffs. gravity
Huge sheets of ice. glaciers
The ______ from flowing water can carry sediment down a river. energy
When huge chunks of rock and soil slide down a slope all at once. landslide
The process of rock breaking apart. weathering
This carries sediment down a river or along a beach. water
Carries soil and other sediment wind
Hills formed from the dropped-off sediment from glaciers. moraines

Coastal landforms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The movement of water from a broken wave as it runs down the beach returning to the ocean backwash
A large powerful storm wave that has a strong backwash destructive wave
The movement of water in a wave as it breaks onto a beach. swash
A gentle backwash that leads to material being deposited on land Constructive wave
The main direction from which the wind blows. Prevailing wind
land jutting out into the sea Peninsula
The process of looking after a coast Coastal management
A large pile of sand at the beach Dune
When a cave erodes through to the other side of the headland Arch
When sand is moved along a beach because of the prevailing wind Longshore drift
A fence like structure built from the beach out into the water to stop longshore drift groyne
What is left when an arch collapses Stack
What is left when a stack collapses Stump
A wall of rocks to prevent coastal erosion Sea wall
A section of the water that can quickly drag a swimmer out to sea rip
A small section of land that juts out into the sea headland
This can help bind sand together and prevent erosion vegetation
visitors to coastal areas are called this tourists

Natural Hazards Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A series of ground vibrations. earthquake
Overflowing of water on land. flood
A rupture in the earths crust where lava can escape. volcano
A mass of snow falling rapidly down a moutain. avalanche
Storm with violent wind. hurricane
Violent rotating column of air. tornado
A fire in a area of combustible vegetation that occursin the countryside. Forest fire
A series of waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of water. tsunami
A sudden colapse of the ground caused by natural erosion. sink hole
Servere winter storm. blizzard
an unsual dryness of soil caused by low rain fall over a prolonged period. drought
Perido of a unusually and excessively hot weater. heat wave

Earth Science Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Breaking down of rocks, soil, and minerals as well as wood and artificial materials weathering
Depression in a glacial outwash drift made by the melting of a detached mass of glacial ice that became wholly or partly buried Kettles
Scraping of rock surface by friction Abrasion
Surface parallel fracture system Exfloliation
Cleavage of chemical bonds Hydrolysis
Redox Oxidation
Rain that is unusually acidic Acid Rain
Upper layer of soil Top soil
Layer parallel to the soil crust soil horizon
Movement of surface material cause by gravity Mass movement
Dissolve material and transport Erosion
Striking landforms of fluvioglacial deposition eskers
Area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet Drainage basin
An area of land that catches rain and snow and drains or seeps into a marsh, stream, river, lake or groundwater watershed
A stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake Tributary
Material such as sediment being added to a landform Deposition
Bend in a sinuous watercourse or river meanders
Flat area of land next to a river or stream floodplains
U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water. oxbow lake
Huge ice sheet Ice cap
A persistent body of dense ice glacier
Glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris moraine
Amphitheatre-like valley formed by glacial erosion cirque
Glacial trough glacial valley
Period of long-term reduction in the temperature ice age
Boulder clay Till
Hills that form by tills Drumlin
Plain formed of glacial sediments deposited by meltwater outwash at the terminus of a glacier outwash
Irregularly shaped hill or mound kame

Chapter 18 Wind and Wave Erosion Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

movement of sediments by jumps and bounces saltation
dry soil particles are blown away by the wind deflation
pitted, grooved or polished rock ventifact
mound of wind deposited sand dune
fine-grained sediment deposited by wind loess
high and steep rock formation extending from shore headland
area of shoreline made of deposited sediment beach
water current parallel to shoreline longshorecurrent
area where fresh and salt water mix estuary
long ridge of sand that lies parallel to shore barrierisland
small body of water separated from the sea lagoon
deep bays with steep walls fiord
long narrow deposit of sand connected to the shore spit
beach deposit connecting island to mainland tombolo
raised section of beach berm
sand that forms an underwater ridge sandbar
offshore columns of rock once connected to a sea cliff seastack